Six Nations of the Union of West African Football Federations (UFOA) will meet in Abidjan from 27 September to 7 October 2012, as part of the first edition of the tournament "Cup B UFOA des Dames" reserved for national senior women's teams.
Here is the schedule for the competition.
1-Côte d'Ivoire vs Liberia, Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 15:30 Robert Champroux stage (Group A)
2-Senegal vs Benin, Friday, September 28, 2012 at 15:30 Robert Champroux stage (Group B)
3-Mali vs Ivory Coast, Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 15:30 Robert Champroux stage (Group A)
4-Ghana vs Senegal, Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 15:30 Robert Champroux stage (Group B)
5-Liberia vs Mali on Monday, October 1st, 2012 at 15:30 Robert Champroux stage (Group A)
6-Benin vs Ghana, Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 15:30 Robert Champroux stage (Group B)
7-Pool B 1st vs 2nd Pool A Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 14:00 Robert Champroux stage
8-1st Pool A vs Pool B 2nd, Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 16:00 Robert Champroux stage
Match for 3rd place
Loser 9-7/8 Loser, Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 16:00 Robert Champroux stage
Winner-10 7/8 Winner, Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 15:30 Robert Champroux stage
SOUTH AFRICA SASOL WOMEN'S LEAGUE
The Sasol League, the premier women’s club football competition played in all nine provinces in SA, will kick-off in February 2013 running through to November of next year.
The South African Football Association (Safa) have made the change from the August kick-off to April finish, in order to accommodate the needs of the schools and tertiary institutions, who contribute many players to the Sasol League clubs.
“The schools and tertiary institutions run their leagues and competitions according to a normal calendar year,” said Safa CEO Dr Robin Petersen.
“The shift will benefit the students, rather than the old system which saw scholars and tertiary institution members moving to other areas of the country for career or other opportunities at the end of December. This weakened several clubs playing in the Sasol League and after pondering all the angles, it has been decided to move back to the more conventional calendar approach.”
It is envisaged that the men’s competitions run under the auspices of Safa, will follow suit in due course.
“The Sasol League is the main source of talent supply to the Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana and other national age group women’s football teams and we look forward to working in conjunction with Safa for the betterment of women’s football, as we have been doing since the sponsorship started four years ago,” said Sasol Sponsorship Specialist, Football, Dumisani Mbokane.
Shortly, the Safa Competitions Department, headed by the national football body’s Director: Competitions, Balebetse Monnakgotla, will meet with the Sasol League clubs in the provinces in order to discuss ways and means to make the 2013 football season into an even smoother-run affair for all involved.
CAMEROON WOMEN'S FOOTBALL LEAGUE
First Division Women's Football will be held according to the program below and will be directed by officials designated below:
Sunday, September 23, 2012
ANNEX 1 YAOUNDE STADIUM EMERGENCE OF GIRLS FC vs FC 2000X YAOUNDE Mimboman YAOUNDEA: Nafissatou YaoubaA1: PAULINE MokamA2: NGO noug AGNES4th: NGO BIEM MARIE JOSEEGeneral Coordinator: JOSEPH MBIDA MBIDACommissioner: Kalkaba SOUADATOU
MUNICIPAL TIKO STADIUM QUEEN VICTORIA OF BLADE VS CAIMAN GIRLS FC DOUALAA: JEANNE EKOUMOUA1: ATEZAMBONGA2: HENRIETTE MEFFO4th: ESSONO EBELAGeneral Coordinator: EDIE JAMESCommissioner: INACK WELCOMES
MUNICIPAL MBOUDA STADIUM MBACHONGWA OF LADIES FC FC OF CHERUB VS BAMENDA BANDJOUNA: ZOA THERESE NtemeA1: DADA MARIEA2: WINNIE KOUNDAGBE4th: BIYELE MVOGOGeneral Coordinator: JEAN KEMETIO DUCLAIRCommissioner: BOUBA CALIXTE
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
REUNIFICATION DOUALA STADIUMQUEEN VICTORIA FC VS CHERUBIN BANDJOUNA: THERESE SYLVIE ABOU'OUA1: PATRICIA HOUNGOURAMANA2: EYIMBI NGABA4th: NGO LOULOUGA HANAGeneral Coordinator: EBOBISSECommissioner: UFEI Nseke ANOMA
MUNICIPAL Bafang STADIUM CAIMAN GIRLS FC DOUALA VS MBACHONGWA OF LADIES FC BAMENDAA: NEGUEL DAMGOUAA1: MBAKOP FONGANGA2: MAWOUE JOSIANE4th: MAKUETE NICAISEGeneral Coordinator: EMMANUEL WOMETCHEU DJOMKAMCommissioner: Ngale JEAMEA
Saturday, September 29, 2012
REUNIFICATION DOUALA STADIUM QUEEN VICTORIA VS MBACHONGWA LADIES OF FC BAMENDAA: BIEM NGO MARIE JOSEEA1: PAULINE MokamA2: ATEAMBONG4th: HENRIETTE MEFFOGeneral Coordinator: EBOBISSECommissioner: Manguele T.P
ANNEX 1 YAOUNDE STADIUMCAIMAN GIRLS CHERUB VS DOUALA FC BANDJOUNA: ESSONO EBELAA1: LUM Ndeh ROCHELLEA2: NGO noug AGNES4th: EYIMBI NGABAGeneral Coordinator: JOSEPH MBIDA MBIDACommissioner: JEAN Embolo
The Ghana Football Association has put in a request to FIFA to replace the injured Amina Fuseini from the Black Maidens squad for the upcoming U-17 Women’s World Cup.
Fuseini suffered an injury in training and has been ruled out of the World Cup in Azerbaijan which kicks off on Saturday. She has since returned home.
However, the GFA is awaiting response from tournament organisers, FIFA, to have Berlinda Anane take the place of the injured player.
The Black Maidens, making their third straight appearance at the U-17 World Cup, open their campaign against Germany on Sunday in Group D.
Mas-Ud Didi Dramani’s side will also face Uruguay and China PR in the group.
NIGERIA SUPER FALCONS RETURN TO CAMP
The Super Falcons returned to camp in preparation for the 2012 African Women’s Championship (AWC) scheduled to hold in Equatorial Guinea from 22nd of next month.
Twenty-three out of the 27 players invited by Head Coach, Kadiri Ikhana, were in camp on the first day of the new season last Sunday.
Ikhana informed the players in camp that full training would this morning, with the tournament just five weeks away.
“We did not get as much time as we would have liked so we have to start our programmes immediately.
“The tournament is just five weeks away so we have a short time to train and choose the best players to represent the country in Equatorial Guinea,” observed the gaffer.
Nine players from the Falconets that finished fourth at the just concluded FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup in Japan are amongst the 27 players listed for the camp.
“The Falconets did the country proud at the Under-20 World Cup and I would like to congratulate them.
“I watched the team and I was impressed by some of the players I saw, which is why I have invited nine of them to join us,” said Ikhana.
He insisted that the players invited have already proved their worth at the Under-20 level and only hopes they can measure up to the standards of the senior national team.
Ikhana went on to add that he expects 100 per cent commitment from the players during the training camp.
“We want to retain the AWC title so nothing short of 100 per cent commitment is needed
“I hope the players will make it difficult for me to choose my final team for the tournament.”
He also stated that he was on the look out for players who show “commitment, discipline, skill and the ability to play according to instructions.”
Players in camp include Falconets Josephine Chukwunonye, Ngozi Okobi, Cecilia Nku, Ugo Njoku, Asisat Oshoala, Esther Sunday, and Gloria Ofoegbu.
Also in camp are defenders Eberechi Maraihe, Gladys Akpa, Evelyn Nwabuoku, Ngozi Ebere, Ulomma Jerome and Joy Jegede.
Others include Chiudo Ehiudo, Stella Mbachu, Onyinyechi Ohadugha, Glory Iroka, Shola Oyewusi, Tshola Tawa, Tochukwu Oluehi, Ifeoma Emenike, Sharifat Saheed and Precious Dede.
Ugochi Oparanozie, Francisca Ordega and Osinachi Ohale are all expected to arrive the Serob Legacy Hotel today.
The African Women’s Championship is scheduled to take place in Equatorial Guinea between October 28 and November 11.