The 2018 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations draw has been completed in Accra on Sunday night with defending champions Nigeria drawn alongside South Africa, Zambia, and Kenya in Group B.
CAF had earlier announced the procedure for the 2018 AWCON draw.
This year’s hosts, Ghana, will face Algeria, Mali, and Cameroon in Group A of the women’s football tournament in Africa.
Ghana will kick off the tournament against Algeria at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday 17 November, with the final set for 1 December.
2018 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations Draw
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|Ghana (hosts)||Nigeria (holders)|
The Super Falcons of Nigeria are the most successful team in the history of the competition, with eight titles from ten editions.
The Falcons will open their campaign against South Africa on 18 November in Cape Coast.
Ghana is yet to win the women’s continental title but have been the losing finalists on three occasions – 1998, 2002 and 2006.
The top two sides in the groups will progress to the semi-finals.
Ghana 2018 will also produce the African qualifiers for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
The top three teams will qualify for the World Cup that will take place in France in June 2019.