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Sports News of Friday, 8 September 2017


GFA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi confident of WAFU success

Ghana football Association President Kwesi Nyantakyi has thrown his weight behind Ghana to host and win this year’s WAFU tournament.

Ghanas home based team disappointed Ghanaians after they were knocked out by Burkina Faso for a ticket at next year’s CHAN tournament.

Ghana will get their campaign underway with a tricky clash against The Gambia in the first round.

Ghana’s tie with Gambia is one of 8 first round eliminators in the tournament with the winners progressing to the group stages.

” I think that after failing to qualify for next years CHAN competition,they have done their homework well and i hope they win the ultimate”Nyantakyi told Starr Sports

The matches have been split into the two zones operational in the WAFU area.

Zone A in Takoradi: Ghana vs The Gambia, Nigeria vs Sierra Leone, Mali vs Mauritania and Guinea vs Guinea-Bissau

Zone B in Cape Coast: Senegal vs Liberia, Burkina Faso vs Niger, Cote d’Ivoire vs Togo and Benin vs Cape Verde.

The tournament will run from September 9 to 24.

The winner of the tournament will take US$ 100,000 in prize money.