First lady tips Ghana to excel at Women African Cup of Nations

By Mutala Yakubu
The tournament also doubles as the African qualifiers to the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
The tournament also doubles as the African qualifiers to the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup

First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo has tipped the Black Queens to excel in the 2018 Women African Cup of Nations which is slated for November 17 in Ghana.

Mrs Akufo-Addo made this statements when the Local Organising Committee (LOC) paid a courtesy call on her ahead of the launch of the 2018 Women African Cup of Nations on March 23.

“I am very excited that Ghana will be hosting this years’ tournament; I believe that our women are preparing well ahead of the tournament to make us all proud,” she gladly said.

“I believe this tournament will help create more awareness and also project women football in Ghana. Since we are hosting the tournament for the first time, I am hopeful that our women can win the trophy for Ghana,” she optimistically expressed.

Mrs. Akufo-Addo also assured the LOC of her presence at the launch of the tournament in March, stating that “I will be there to support your effort and I am grateful for the invitation”.

The 2018 Women African Cup of Nations will be the 13th Edition of the African Women Cup of Nations, the biennial international football championship organised by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for the women national teams of Africa.

Ghana will host the 2018 African Women Nations Cup

The tournament also doubles as the African qualifiers to the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.

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The 2018 Women African Cup of Nations is scheduled to take place from November 17 to 6th December, 2018. The Accra and Cape Coast Sports Stadia are in the lead to host the tournament.