The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has stripped Ghana of the hosting rights of the 2018 African Women’s Championship (AWCON) in November. With just three months before the start of the competition, CAF has been left unimpressed with the progress work at venues for the competition which led to the decision to axe Ghana.
CAF President Ahmad Ahmad revealed that they are talking to some countries to take over as hosts of the two-week with Kenya withdrawing their interest in hosting the competition. However, he remains confident that a new host will be announced in September. “We are engaging several countries and should be able to announce a host during the CAF Extraordinary General Assembly in Egypt next month,” Ahmad said.
This means Ghana’s Black Queens are also set to miss out on a place at the global showpiece as their place at the tournament will be taken by the new hosts who will join Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Algeria, South Africa, Zambia, Mali and Nigeria who have already qualified.