The Super Falcons will begin their title defence at the 2018 Women’s AFCON, the AWCON, in Ghana against South Africa on November 18 in Cape Coast after they were drawn in a weaker-looking Group B that also has Kenya and Zambia.

This will be a day after both countries would have clashed in a 2019 AFCON qualifier in Johannesburg.

The Nigeria women’s team are again the top favourites after they have won the competition a record eight times.


AWCON hosts the Black Queens of Ghana face a tougher challenge in Group A in Accra after they were drawn alongside Cameroon, Mali and Algeria.

The championship kicks off on November 17 with Ghana up against Algeria, while Mali battle Cameroon.

The top three teams will represent Africa at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France in June 2019.

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