All is set for Ghana 2017 WAFU Nations Cup as teams touch down

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The 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations will be the fifth edition of the West African regional football tournament, set to be staged in Ghana from 9-24 September, featuring only locally-based players.

Nduom Sports Stadium

This year’s tournament will see 16 teams from West Africa compete for the trophy, with a first round of knockout matches set-to-be followed by a group stage (two pools of four teams each), semifinals, third-place playoff and a final.

This will also be the first tournament staged as part of a 12-year partnership between Fox Sports and the West African Football Union.

Ghana, as both hosts and defending champions (they won the last tournament in 2013, also on home soil), will enter the 2017 edition as the favourites, though they face a potential banana skin in the first round against the Gambia.

all 15 teams to join the host nation Ghana have touched down ahead of the tournament over the weekends

The other heavyweights in the tournament also pose a serious threat; teams such as Nigeria, Senegal and Ivory Coast, are very strong contenders and the two-week tournament is set to see some upsets very early on.

 

It will also be a competition full of promising up-and-comers, with eyes on Ghana’s Sadick Adams, Burkina attacker Mohamed Sylla, Mauritania’s Abdoulaye Gaye and Sekou Amadou Camara of Guinea all hoping to catapult to stardom at the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations.

The fixtures below:

# DATE KO HOME SCORE AWAY STADIUM
1
2017-09-09
15:00
vs
Cape Coast Sports Stadium
3
2017-09-09
18:00
vs
Cape Coast Sports Stadium
4
2017-09-10
15:00
vs
Cape Coast Sports Stadium
6
2017-09-10
18:00
vs
Cape Coast Sports Stadium
5
2017-09-11
15:00
vs
Cape Coast Sports Stadium
2
2017-09-11
18:00
vs
Cape Coast Sports Stadium
7
2017-09-12
15:00
vs
Cape Coast Sports Stadium
8
2017-09-12
18:00
vs
Cape Coast Sports Stadium

 

Source: Metro Sports

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