Women’s Africa Cup of Nations defending champions, the Super Falcons of Nigeria, have been drawn against old foes, Ghana in the group B of the 2016 championship which holds in Cameroon from November
Other teams in the same group are Mali and Kenya.
Hosts Cameroon are in Group A and will face Egypt in the opening match of the finals on 19 November in Yaounde. South Africa and Zimbabwe, who both played at the Rio Olympics, complete the teams in the group.
The CAF Women AFCON final is set to commence on December 3 in Younde with Limbe as the other host city.
Nigeria has dominated the women’s football in Africa having been crowned champion a total of nine times, Equatorial Guinea are the only other nation to have won the continental title.
Ghana has never won the women’s continental title but has been the losing finalists on three occasions – 1998, 2002 and 2006.
The other team in the group, Mali, earned their place in the finals when former winners Equatorial Guinea were disqualified for fielding an ineligible player.
Host Cameroon would be looking to go one step better than two years ago at the finals in Namibia where they were runners-up to Nigeria.
Since then the Indomitable Lionesses have gained in experience with a first ever appearance at the World Cup as they reached the last 16 in Canada last year.
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