AWCON Mascot, trophy tour to hit Kumasi

Chairperson of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the Africa Women Cup of Nations in Ghana, Madam Freda Prempeh has stated that the Mascot and Trophy tour will begin this week as the country continues with preparations to host the competition.

The tour is expected to begin in the Ashanti Region when the Black Stars take on Sierra Leone in the AFCON qualifier before it proceeds to other regions in the country.Madam Freda Prempeh says the touring initiative is to increase publicity as well as the awareness of the competition among the populace.

Ghana is hosting the competition for the first time and has ambitions of winning the coveted the trophy on home soil. Coach Bashiru Hayford and the girls have been preparing feverishly, having embarked on a nationwide tour and engaged in a number low profile friendly matches.

However, the team is also expected to play a couple of international friendly matches before the start of the competition in November. Ghana will host seven other nations from November 17 to December 1.

The winners of the competition, the runners-up and the third place team will qualify for the World Cup in France next year. -Ghanasoccernet

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