WAFU-B: Rivers Angels draw Hasaacas as tourney kicks off July 17

By Harry Awurumibe, Editor,  Abuja Bureau 

Nigeria ’s Football League (NWFL) Champions, Rivers Angels have been drawn in Group B with Ghana’s Hasaacas Ladies and Police  Sports Association FC from  Niger Republic, in the 2021 CAF ’s Champions League -B mini tournament billed for Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire from July 17 to 30, 2021.

 Also, Group A comprises Ivoirein ’s league champions, Onze Soeurs de Gagnoa (Eleven Sisters of Gagnoa); Union Sportive des forces Armees of  and Friends of the World FC from Togo.

The virtual draw ceremony held at the zone’s headquarters Abijdan was  supervised by Administrative Secretary, Boureima Balima, and it set the tone for the first African Zonal qualifier of the newly-formed CAF ’s Champions League.

The draw has rekindled the age-long football rivalry between West African neighbours, Nigeria and Ghana, with both countries earlier scheduled to meet in the first round of the 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) qualifier in October.

The return leg in Ghana is slated for early 2022.According to the draw, the six participating teams were split into two groups of three, the two top sides will progress to the last four of the competition, with the winners of those knockout semi-final matches to slug it out in the final.

Prompt News reports the two winners of the semi-final game will face off in the final for the title, just as the finalists will automatically qualify as representatives of the zone for the finals at the inaugural CAF Women’s Champions League in Egypt later this year.

The -B will be the only zone to produce two teams at the finals, with the region being the home of the reigning champions of the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations, Nigeria.

2021 WAFU-B Women’s Champions League  Groups:

Group A:

*Eleven Sisters of Gagnoa (Ivory Coast)

*Union Sportive des forces Armees ()

*Friends of the World Football Club (Togo)

Group B:

*Rivers Angels Football Club (Nigeria)

*Hasaacas Ladies Football Club (Ghana)

*Police Sports Association (Niger).

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