Becca kicks against Ghana hosting AFCON 2015
Ghanaian Afropop artiste, Rebecca Akosua Acheampong, known in showbiz as Becca
has added her voice to calls on government to reject CAF’s offer for
Ghana to host next year’s African Cup of Nations because of the fear of
“As a woman it is very sad and painful for me, how the deadly Ebola
virus is affecting and killing people on the continent” Becca
“I feel sad about how Ebola is killing women and I’m happy that Ghana
has so far not recorded any case of Ebola,” the multiple award winning
Becca was speaking Friday on Adom FM’s late afternoon drive programme,
“Ofie Kwanso” with host Jerry Justice Mensah aka Braa Jerry.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has written to Ghana and
South Africa to consider hosting the biggest football competition in
Africa after original hosts Morocco asked the football governing body to
postpone the tournament over Ebola fears.
South Africa has already declined the offer, saying it has already
hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup, 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and 2014
Africa Nations Championship (CHAN).
Ghana’s Minister for Youth and Sports, Mahama Ayariga has however
claimed that Ghana is logistically prepared to stage the competition,
while President Mahama says government is yet to take a decision.
Stakeholders from virtually every facet of the Ghanaian society have
kicked against any move by government to host the event, which would see
spectators from all overt the world but particularly Africa troop into
Institutions such as Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research
(NMIMR), the Christian Council of Ghana, the Ghana Medical Association
(GMA), IMANI Centre for Policy and Education, and pressure group, Occupy
Ghana have all argued that Ghana risks bringing on itself the potential
spread of the deadly Ebola Viral disease that has claimed close to
The Christian Council of Ghana has asked the Confederation of African
Football (CAF) to postpone next year’s event in the wake of the Ebola
Becca who was among 14 persons announced by the Ministry of Sports to
serve as ambassadors to rally support for the Black Stars, at the just
ended 2014 World Cup tournament in Brazil says she is happy about
Ghana’s preparations against Ebola.
“I personally believe that the issues concerning Ebola can be resolved
and I’m happy that Ghana has already established some isolation centers
in case of any possible outbreak” Becca stated.
“I thank God the disease has not yet affected any citizen of Ghana but
there’s a lot that we can do as a nation to prevent individuals from
contracting the virus” the Ghanaian Afropop artiste told Jerry Justice.