With about 10 months to go before the start of the 2018 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana, the Local Organizing Committee has given assurance the country would be ready to host the rest of the continent.
Ghana is about to host Africa’s biggest women’s football tournament later in the year from November 17 to December 1.
According to the LOC Chairperson, Freda Akosua Prempeh, preparation towards hosting the competition is over 60% complete adding that an official launch is scheduled for February.
“I can boldly say that we are ready to host this year’s Africa Women Cup of Nations Tournament in Ghana looking at the advanced preparations by the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) towards the launch of the tournament in February.”
‘The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has already been in Ghana for the first inspection of our stadia, and the feedback was positive,” Freda Prempeh said in an interview with Oman FM.
She further added: “The biggest challenge for women’s football in Ghana is sponsorship. If our girls are well resourced and supported like our men, they will win trophies for the country.”
Accra and Cape Coast have been earmarked to host the 8-nation tournament.