Black Queens to face Cameroon and South Africa in Aisha Buhari Cup

Black Queens to face Cameroon and South Africa in Aisha Buhari Cup

  • Ghana's Black Queens have been drawn in Group B of the Aisha Buhari Invitational Women’s Football Tournament
  • The Queens will face their counterparts from Cameroon and South Africa
  • The competition is scheduled to take place from September 13 to 21

Ghana's senior national female team, Black Queens, are set to face their counterparts from Cameroon and South Africa.

The Black Queens were drawn in Group B of the Aisha Buhari Invitational Women’s Football Tournament according to a GFA statement sighted by YEN.com.gh on their website.

Hosts Nigeria were drawn in Group A and will face Morocco and Mali in the preliminary round.

Black Queens to face Cameroon and South Africa in Aisha Buhari Cup
Black Queens to face Cameroon and South Africa in Aisha Buhari Cup. Source:Twitter/footypics
Source: Twitter

The tournament which is organised in honour of the first lady of Nigeria is said to aim at changing the narratives about Women football on the continent.

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"Dubbed ‘Playing for Good’, the highly anticipated six nations tournament is being organised in honour of the First Lady of Nigeria, Dr. Aisha Buhari in conjunction with the Aisha Buhari Foundation and also to build and sustain positive narratives about Women football on the continent."

The competition is scheduled to take place from September 13 to 21 and will see the Super Falcons play Morocco in the opening match.

The draw ceremony took place on Wednesday, August 18 at the Australia Hall of the plush Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island.

The GFA says the tournament will be used by the Black Queens to prepare for the pending Africa Women’s Cup of Nations qualifiers.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Black Queens are set to face five other nations after being invited to compete in the Aisha Buhari Tournament.

Ghana’s female senior national football team will join their contemporaries from Cameroon, Morocco, South Africa and host nation Nigeria.

Four-time world champions and current holders, USA have also been invited to participate in the tournament.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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