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All African Games: Black queens qualify for tournament

By Vincent Ashitey
All African Games: Black queens qualify for tournament
All African Games: Black queens qualify for tournament

Defending champions Ghana have been handed automatic qualification to the women’s football tournament at the 2019 African Games to be hosted by Morocco.

The Black Queens are however not returning to the competition by virtue of their status as defending champions but rather on the basis of a decision by CAF to hand qualification slots to the eight countries who participated at the 2018 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (AWCON) hosted by Ghana last December.

The qualification matches were due to commence on February and end in April 2019 but that has been cancelled due to new formalities.

Ghana will be joined by African champions Nigeria, AWCON runners-up South Africa, Cameroon, Mali, Zambia, Equatorial Guinea and Algeria to compete at African games.

The tournament, which will be the fifth edition of the continental showpiece for women is scheduled to be held from August 23 to September 3, 2019, in Brazzaville, Congo. 

Read also: CAF thanks Ghana FA for organising an excellent AWCON 2018

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