2016 AWCON: Nigeria Draws Ghana, Mali and Kenya


The defending champions of the African Women’s Cup of Nations Nigeria, has been paired against Ghana, Kenya and Mali in Group B of this year tournament which is billed to take place in Cameroun.

The draw ceremony held on Sunday in Yaounde, Cameroun with several African football legends including Roger Miller and Rigobert Song in attendance.

The host, Cameroun was housed in group A, seeded top and will play South Africa, Zimbabwe and Egypt.

The top two teams from the preliminary stages will qualify for the knockout phase of the competition.

The opening game will take place between Cameroun and Egypt at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, while Nigeria gets the title defence against Mali at the Stade Municipal de Limbe.

The Super Falcons will be looking to extend their dominance on the continent with an eighth African women title at this year’s edition. The competition will kick start on November 19 through December 3, 2016