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Ghana handed tough Wafu Nations Cup group

Published on: 29 April 2011

 By Akyereko Frimpong-Manson


Ghana has been handed a tough draw to face Senegal the Wafu Cup of Nations next month in Nigeria.

The Black Stars Team B will play the finalists in last year's competition in Group B of the tournament.

Ghana will also play Gambia and Togo in the West Africa regional competition.

Title holders Nigeria will take on Mali, Niger and Liberia in Group A.

The Wafu Cup of Nations has given the Black Stars Team B a chanmce to redeem themselves after bombing out of the CHAN tournament in Sudan early this year.

Black Stars assistant coach Kwesi Appiah is expected to coach the team after Herbert Addo looks to have been sacked for utterly failing the country.

The championship which will see eight countries competing for the coveted trophy gets underway on May 5, 2011 at the 35,000 capacity Moshood Abiola International Stadium in Abeokuta.

It would be recalled that the WAFU Championship, which was introduced in 1975, became moribund thereafter for nineteen years, but was resuscitated by the Ogun State Government last year.

Nigeria won last year's tournament after defeating Senegal in the final.

Wafu General Secretary Aka Malan said the host is ready to stage a glamorous competition.

"There are no minnows in African football anymore so we are expecting shocks in this tournament. There is no doubt that the competition will be highly competitive this time."

Ghana FA president Kwasi Nyantakyi was named Wafu's interim president earlier this month.

The home-based national team will play their matches at the Ijebu-Ode International Stadium.


  • rattustherat says:
    April 29, 2011 10:39 am
    Probably the only tourney we can do well in these days :(
  • plain plain says:
    April 30, 2011 08:13 am
    I hope we will do better this time up up ghana up up black stars....