Government to spend $8m on Africa Women’s Championship

Mr. Isaac K. Asiamah, Minister of Youth and Sports, has disclosed that, the government has approved $8 million to host the 2018 Total African Women’s Championship from November 17 to December 1, 2018.

Ghana would host the 13th edition of the competition for the first time, after placing third in the last edition in Cameroon.

According to the minister, the government would spend $8 million on the competition, which would include renovating the Accra Sports Stadium, training pitches at El-Wak and the Robert Mensah Stadium in Accra and Cape Coast, in its bid to host a successful tourney.

He said “The Akufo-Addo led government has approved $8 million for the hosting of the Women’s AFCON”.

The Black Queens guided by Coach Mercy Tagoe won the maiden West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Cup of nations in Cote d’Ivoire a month ago and are expected to win the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations.

The tournament also doubles as the African qualifiers to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The top three teams will qualify for the World Cup

Source: GNA

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