Ghana FA boss confident of WAFU success
Ghana Football Association President Kwesi Nyantakyi has thrown his weight behind Ghana to host and win this year’s WAFU tournament.
Ghana’s home based team disappointed Ghanaians after failing to secure a ticket to next year’s CHAN tournament by losing to Burkina Faso in the qualifiers.
Ghana will get their campaign underway with a tricky clash against The Gambia in the first round.
Ghana’s tie with Gambia is one of 8 first round eliminators in the tournament with the winners progressing to the group stages.
” I think that after failing to qualify for next years CHAN competition,they have done their homework well and i hope they win the ultimate” Nyantakyi told the press in Ghana’s capital Accra.
The matches have been split into the two zones operational in the WAFU area.
Zone A in Takoradi: Ghana vs The Gambia, Nigeria vs Sierra Leone, Mali vs Mauritania and Guinea vs Guinea-Bissau
Zone B in Cape Coast: Senegal vs Liberia, Burkina Faso vs Niger, Cote d’Ivoire vs Togo and Benin vs Cape Verde.
The tournament will run from September 9 to 24.
The winner of the tournament will take home US$ 100,000 in prize money.
Source: Africafeeds.com / Michael Nsiah Otchere