AWCON 2018: SUPER FALCONS LEAVE FOR GHANA TO DEFEND TITLE
The Defending Champions, Super Falcons of Nigeria, will on Wednesday, 14th, November, 2018, fly to Accra Ghana, before making their way to Cape Coast ahead of the commencement of the 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations game.
The Super Falcons of Nigeria have already spent six days at the world –renowned football facility, Sol Beni Sports Centre (owned by ASEC Mimosas Football Club) in Abidjan, following a three –week preparatory program at the Jubilee Chalets and Resort in Epe, Lagos State.
Nigeria heads ‘Group B’ and will contend with the Banyana Banyana of South Africa, Chipolopolo Queens of Zambia and the Equatorial Guinea team that was restored to the tournament few days after a CAF Appeal panel ruling.
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Only Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea have been successful at the 20-year-old continental game, with the latter emerging winners on two occasions that it hosted the tournament, (2008 and 2012), the Super Falcons have established Africa as their footstool, winning at home in 1998, 2002 and 2006, winning in South Africa in 2000, 2004 and 2010, winning in Namibia in 2014 and winning in Cameroon in 2016.
Hosts Ghana, Algeria, Mali and Cameroon will battle things out in ‘Group A’ in Accra.
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