Ghana has been chosen to host the 11th Africa Cup of Nations football championships in 1978.
GV PAN INTERIOR delegates seated
SV Kenya delegates seated
CU Ghana delegates speaks
SPEECH STARTS:"Mr. President....
SPEECH ENDS:...such magnitude."
CU AND SV delegates voting ( 4 shots)
SV official counts votes aloud
CU Ghana delegates speaks...
SPEECH STARTS: We will in 1978.....
SPEECH ENDS:.....thank you (applause)
STATEMENT 1: "Mr. President, I now want to dwell on an issue dear to the government and people of Ghana, that is the staging of the 1978 Africa Cup of Nations championships in Accra. Ghana has the capacity and the organisational competence to stage a tournament of such magnitude."
STATEMENT 2: "We will in 1978 organise the championships in the real and true spirit of brotherliness that is typical of the African. We will be ready in 1978 to receive you all and we wish all of you here to try and train your teams well so that in addition to attending the 13th congress your teams will also be in Accra to be represented. On behalf of the Ghana Football Association and on behalf of the Commissioner for Sport who is also the Head of State, I thank you all for the honour that you give to Ghana. Thank you. (applause)."
Initials RH/1700 RH/YA/MR/1720
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Background: Ghana has been chosen to host the 11th Africa Cup of Nations football championships in 1978.
In a vote taken during a meeting of the African Football Confederation in Addis Ababa on Thursday (26 February) Ghana was favoured over Nigeria by 20 votes to seven.
Making the bid for the honour, Ghana's, deputy Commissioner for Sport, Lieutenant-Colonel M.. Simple Asante, declared that his country had the capacity and the organisational competence to stage a tournament of such magnitude.
When the results of the vote were known, he promised that Ghana would organise the championships in the real and true spirit of brotherhood that was "typical of the African".
This film is serviced with two statements by ghana's Deputy Commissioner for Sport. Transcripts of both statements follow.