Friday, September 14, 2012

Ivory Coast To Host Six Nation Women's Soccer Tournament

Ivory Coast will host Ghana,Liberia,Senegal,Mali and Benin on September 27th,2012 in the West African Football Federations Union Zone B tournament for women. This competition will take place in Abidjan at the  Robert Champroux Marcory  Stadium and will feature six nations divided into two pools of three teams. At the draw which took place on Thursday September 13th, the opening match will feature the host nation Ivory Coast against Liberia on September 27th.

The general secretary of the West Africa Football Federations Union,Mr. Aka Malan, announced that the trophy for the tournament will be called the  Dominique Ouattara Cup,named after First Lady of the Ivory Coast.He further stated that  CFA20 million has been provided as price money for the tournament a break down of which is as follows-CFA10 million for the winning team, CFA 7 million for the semi finalist and CFA 3 million for the  third place team.

The Secretary General stated that  this tournament will mark the beginning of the activities lined up for women's soccer in the region.He added that two other tournaments are planned for the U-20s in November in Ghana and  the club championship version in December to be played in Ouagadougou.
Among the six countries participating in the tournament, Senegal and Côte d'Ivoire will participate at the African Women Championship to be hosted by Equatorial Guinea in October.

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