The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for Ghana 2018 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations formally launched the championship in Accra on Friday.
The 13th edition of the Africa Women Cup of Nations, the biennial international football championship organized by the Confederation of African Football (Caf) for women’s national teams of Africa, is scheduled for November 17 to December 1, 2018.
At the ceremony to pave way for the Women’s Afcon to be held in Ghana for the first time, LOC chairperson Freda Prempeh said:
“The Caf inspection team has already visited us somewhere in December  to assess our readiness to successfully host the tournament.
“And I’m pleased to announce that the feedback has been encouraging. We are indeed poised to deliver what will be the best organized tournament in the history of the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations.
“This tournament will not only bring excitement and entertainment but also will help improve the state of our infrastructure for sports development. The LOC is working assiduously to package an excellent tournament.
“Between November and December this year, Ghana will play hosts to 7 other African countries as we celebrate the women’s game.
“…Significant time and resources have been invested into the organization of this tournament. We have been challenged by His Excellency the President to raise the bar and organize a tournament which will leave indelible footprints of people. We want to give this tournament a very unique flavour. We need the public to fill the stadia…” she added.
In attendance were members of the Ghana Football Association, Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah, Caf Women’s Football Ambassador Mrs. Clar Weah who doubles as the first lady for Liberia, Chief Justice Sophia Abena Boafoa Akuffo, Ursula Owusu, Minister for Communications and other distinguished personalities.
The 2018 Women’s Afcon will be played in two cities – Accra which will house four teams in Group A with Cape Coast being home for Group B teams. Two training fields have been also earmarked for each host city. For teams in Accra, they will have the Achimota School and El-Wak Stadium while the Nduom Stadium and Robert Mensah Stadium will be available as training centres for Cape Coast-based teams.