Women’s AFCON: Super Falcons Draw S’Africa, Zambia, Kenya

first_imgThe final tournament is scheduled for the Ghanaian cities of Accra and Cape Coast from 17 November to 1 December 2018. The top three finishers will qualify to represent Africa at the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2018.Before the Draw, Zambia had planed to set up training camp in Nigeria and were in the process of arranging friendlies with some top Nigerian female teams in the Nigerian Women’s Football League.Meanwhile, the Super Falcons star, Asisat Oshoala and her teammates retained the Chinese Women Super League title at the weekend.Oshoala starred as her Dalian Quanjian side retained the Chinese Women Super League title after a 0-0 draw with Jiangsu Suning Dalian Sports Center, Liaoning on Saturday.Prior to the encounter, the champions needed a draw, while their second-placed visitors, who have Malawian Tabitha Chawinga in their books, were chasing a win to close the gap with the hosts.On the match day, both sides were impressive with a fair share of chances in the desperate battle to claim the diadem, the hosts held their nerve to avoid a home defeat.After the stalemate, Dalian now have 32 points – four above Jiangsu on 28 to officially emerge as the Chinese women’s topflight league champions with a game to spare.The former Arsenal Ladies contributed ten goals this season to help Dalian to a title win and also make a huge statement for 2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations in Ghana.And the reigning African Women’s Player of the Year, has taken to social media to celebrate her back-to-back league title success in China.Having emerged 2018 champions, Oshoala and Dalian would wrap up their league campaign against third-placed Changchun in a dead rubber encounter on October 27, 2018.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram By Duro IkhazuagbeNigeria’s Super Falcons who are defending champions of the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations have been drawn with South Africa, Zambia and Kenya in Group B of the 2018 edition scheduled to hold next month in Ghana.Falcons will begin the defence of the trophy they won in Cameroon next month in Cape Coast.In the Draw conducted at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra last night, the host country Ghana was paired along with Cameroon, Algeria and Mali in Group A.Both Nigeria and Ghana were the top seeds at the draw ceremony conducted by CAF’s Deputy Secretary General, Anthony         Baffoe and a host of former Black Queens players including Adjoa Bayor and Memunatu Sulemana.last_img read more

Marseille star Andre Ayew wants Liverpool move

first_imgGhana forward Andre Ayew has spoken of his desire to join Liverpool as speculation continues to surround his future Marseille.The 24-year-old has been linked with a number of clubs in the Premier League, including Hull City and West Brom, and has indicated he is ready to make his dream switch to England.Ayew showed his worth with two goals for his country Ghana at the World Cup and has told Marseille he wants to join Liverpool who have been linked with the player, according to French newspaper L’Equipe.Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers is desperately searching for a striker to fill the gaping hole left by Luis Suarez, though whether he sees Ayew as the answer remains doubtful.The forward could yet revive a move to Newcastle, who wanted him but failed to sign him last summer.Ayew, who is the son of Ghana legend Abedi Pele, is comfortable leading the line and playing from the left wing and has scored 34 league goals in the past four seasons.last_img read more