Emmanuel Asante Attakora, GNA
Accra, Sept. 29 GNA –
The Local Organizing Committee (LOC), for the 2018 Women African Cup of Nations
(AFCON), has unveiled the official mascot for the competition.
The mascot, which is
an eagle would be called “Agrohemaa” and it symbolizes, courage, strength and
The LOC also launched
official website, www.afconwomenghana.com, to help provide all necessary
details about preparations, participating teams and their profiles among
Mr. Isaac Kwame
Asiamah, Minister for Youth and Sports, said all Ghanaians should come on board
to help in the successful hosting of the continental competition.
According to him,
Ghana has done it before, by hosting the WAFU competition at just one venue,
the Cape Coast Sports Stadium, adding that Ghana would do it again by
successfully hosting the Women AFCON 2018 at two venues.
“Ghana is ready, the
venues are ready and there shouldn’t be any fears at all. We have a great team
of men and women working tirelessly for us to have a great and befitting
“We just have to throw
our weight behind them, let us show to the rest of Africa our culture, tourism
“The mascot symbolizes
a great deal of strength, courage, focus and that is what the team and Ghana as
a whole stand for” he added
reaching GNA Sports indicate that the Confederation of African Football (CAF)
is satisfied with the second report of the preparations and has reaffirmed
Ghana as hosts, with an official communication to be released soon.