Sports News of Tuesday, 6 November 2018
The Official Mascot for the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations has thrilled thousands on football fans with a massive roadshow ahead of Africa’s biggest women tournament.
The Eagle mascot, named ‘Agrohemaa’ which literally translates as “Game Queen ‘travelled from the city of Accra through Cape Coast, Takoradi and to Kumasi to help whip up excitement in the buildup to the start of the tournament.
The mascots visited places like Pedu park, Mankesim market, Kojo krom, Shamaa junction, Anaji, Market circle, James town, Agbogbloshi market, Baba Yara stadium among others.
Speaking on the mascot roadshow, Chairperson for the Local Organizing Committee, Hon. Freda Prempeh, said the move by the LOC to initiate a mascot roadshow was to help create awareness about the tournament in Ghana.
“This is the first time Ghana is hosting the Women African Cup of Nation and it is very imperative to help Ghanaians and football lovers familiarize themselves with the tournament event before it starts. We believe putting the mascot out there will help people to get to know about the tournament,” she said.
She explained that the mascot which looks like a female eagle symbolizes courage, strength, focus and immortality.
Hon. Freda Prempeh was upbeat that the roadshow will help fans throng in the stadia during the tournament to support their respective teams.
“The reception for the mascot during the roadshow was encouraging, so therefore we are overoptimistic about organizing a successful tournament in Ghana,” she stated.
The 11th Africa Women’s Cup of Nations will run from 17 November- 1 December in Accra and Cape Coast. The tournament will also serve as a qualifier for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup finals in France.