The draw for the 11th Total Women’s African Cup of Nations, Ghana 2018, has been held in Accra.
The ceremony for the continent’s topmost women’s football fiesta was held at the Movenpic Ambassador Hotel. In attendance were top African football administrators, and scores of passionate football as women’s football fever well and truly begins to grip the nation.
Tournament hostesses Ghana will kick-start the three-week long competition with a mouth-watering tie against Algeria. The Black Queens will be hoping to cap off a first time hosting experience by claiming the ultimate prize on offer. They have previously emerged as silver medallists in three previous editions (1998, 2002, 2006).
Also in Group A are two-time runners up Cameroun, as well as Algeria and Mali.
Group B will be based in Cape Coast, and will pitch the strength of record winners and defending champions Nigeria against South Africa, Kenya and Zambia.
The top two teams in each group will advance to the semi-finals slated for November 27th. The third place play-off match, which will determine Africa’s third representative for the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup will be contested in Cape Coast on November 30th, with the grand finale pencilled in for the 1st of December at the newly renovated Accra Sports Stadium.
The top three finishers will qualify to represent Africa at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France next year.
The PFAG is solidly behind our Black Queens in their quest to emerge as African Champions. The Association fully expects them to rise above all, and make the nation proud once again. We continue to stand with them and for them!