Women's AFCON: CAF pitch Nigeria against South Africa in Group B
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Women’s AFCON: CAF pitch Nigeria against South Africa in Group B

Eight-time champions, Nigeria will be looking to defend their title against Kenya, South Africa and Zambia in Group B following the conclusion of the draw tonight.

Host Ghana and holders Nigeria were named top seeds ahead of the draw of the final tournament of the Total Women’s Africa Cup of Nations Ghana 2018 which just concluded some few minutes ago.

Hosts Ghana were handed a tricky group for the tournament when they were drawn to face Cameroon and Mali in Group A.

The Black Queens, who will based in the capital Accra, will also take on Algeria following the draw for African women’s flagship competition on Sunday night.

The Black Queens will play the opening match of the competition on 17 November when they take on Algeria at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Ghana will play Mali three days later before wrapping up their group campaign against giants Cameroon on 20 November in Accra.

The Super Falcons will open their campaign on 18 November in Cape Coast before tackling Zambia at the same venue three days later.

Nigeria, eight-time winners, will complete their group phase matches with their clash with Kenya on 24 November.

The top two sides in the groups will progress to the semi-finals.

This year’s competition, to be held in the West African country for the first time, also serves as the African qualifiers to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

The top three teams will qualify for the World Cup to be held in France in June next year.

Ghana’s Black Queens were seeded in Group A with position A1, whilst Nigeria headlines Group B by virtue of being holders and the most successful team in the history of the biennial competition, having won it eight times.

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