Tricky draws for Ghana and Nigeria in 2018 AWCON Tournament

By
Emmanuel Asante Attakora, GNA

Accra, Oct.22 GNA – Ghana will open the 2018
Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) journey with North African giants Algeria
on 17th November, at the Accra Sports  Stadium, as the pair have been drawn in Group
A alongside Mali and Cameroon.

Defending champions Nigeria would slug it out
with South Africa in Cape Coast on 18th November, 2018.

Ghana is hosting the 11th biennial
showpiece for the first time, would also face stiff competition from Mali on 20th
November before the final Group A
game with Cameroon, as they would seek to make it out of the Group stages.

Ghana, has never won the women’s championship
having been losing finalists on three occasions in 1998, 2002 and 2006 and has
vowed to make it count on home soil, but would need to beat off competitions
from Algeria and Mali, to move out of the group stages.

Defending champions Nigeria, who have won the
tournament a record ten times, are in Group
B
alongside South Africa, Kenya and Zambia would be based in Cape Coast.

Kenya, who earned their place in the
competition after Equatorial Guinea were disqualified for fielding six
ineligible players in final qualifying round, would open their AFCON journey
with Zambia on 18th November, 2018.

The tournament, which would see the top three
finalist representing Africa for the World Cup in France 2019 is slated for
Accra and Cape Coast and would run from 17th November to 1st
December, 2018.

Draw for
2018 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations

Group A:        Group B:

Ghana           Nigeria

Algeria           South Africa

South Africa   Zambia

Cameroon     Kenya

GNA

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