Ghana opens WAFU tournament against Gambia on Saturday
08th Sep 2017 | by: GFA Communications Department

The 2017 WAFU tournament will begin on Saturday with Ghana set to take on the Gambia in the opening match.

The tournament which involves national teams all sixteen West African countries, will be staged in Cape Coast and Elmina. 

Ghana's game against the Gambians is one of the eight preliminary stage games in the tournament with the winners progressing into the group stages.

The preliminary games will be played according to the following zones: 


Zone A in Takoradi: 

Ghana vs The Gambia 

Nigeria vs Sierra Leone

Mali vs Mauritania

Guinea vs Guinea-Bissau

Zone B in Cape Coast: 

Senegal vs Liberia

Burkina Faso vs Niger

Cote d’Ivoire vs Togo 

Benin vs Cape Verde


Winner of the tournament will take USD 100, 000 in prize money.

The tournament is organised by the West Africa Football Union and it is sponsored by US sports television company, Fox Sports. 

The tournament will end on September 24.


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