Ghana 2018: Women’s AFCON launched in Accra

Friday 23rd March , 2018 8:34 pm

The 2018 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations has been launched in a short ceremony in Accra.

The competition, to be hosted by Ghana in November this year, will see 7 other African countries join host Ghana to compete for the most prestigious trophy in African women’s football.

The event was attended by members of the Local Organising Committee, Minister for Youth and Sports and other government officials, CAF officials, former footballers, with CAF women’s football ambassador And wife of Liberian President, Clar Weah also present.

Chief of Staff of the Republic of Ghana , Hon. Akosua Frema Opare was the special guest of honor.

In her welcome address, chairperson of the LOC, Hon. Freda Prempeh assured that the 2018 tournament would be the best the continent has ever witness.

“I want to assure the whole of Africa that Ghana will deliver one of the best tournaments ever witnessed. We did it in 2008 when we hosted the men’s AFCON and we will go a step further with the women’s AFCON.”

Players of Ghana’s female national team, the Black Queens, were lined up to receive congratulatory handshakes for winning the WAFU Zone B tournament in Cote d’Ivoire earlier this year.

Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah also announced that an amount of $8 million has been released to the LOC for the organisation of the tournament.

The tournament will be hosted in Accra and Cape Coast. The Achimota school park and the El-wak stadium have been earmarked as training venues for teams in Accra while the Ndoum stadium and the Robert Mensah stadium will serve as training venues for teams based in Cape Coast.




By: Fentuo Tahiru/citifmonline.com/Ghana