All-Africa Games: Nigeria, Cote d’ Ivoire in Group A


The draw for the football event of the All-Africa Games to be held in Congo Brazzaville later this year was conducted on Thursday, 9 July 2015 at the CAF Headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.

In the women’s category, reigning champions of the Africa Women Championship, Super Falcons of Nigeria were drawn alongside hosts Congo Brazzaville in Group A as well as Tanzania and Cote d’Ivoire.

While Group B has the defending Champions of the AAG, Cameroon in it alongside, South Africa, Ghana and Egypt.

The winners and runner up of each group will qualify for the semis, with the eventual progressing to the final.

There has been only three women’s football tournament of the All-Africa Games dating back to 2003 and only South Africa – amongst the eight teams on parade – have participated in the previous editions. However, they’ve never won it, finishing as runners-up twice (2003, 2007).

Those times South Africa finished second, it was Nigeria that denied them the crown. However the Super Falcons missed out in the last edition in 2011, which gave room for the emergence of a fresh Champion. And Cameroon took advantage while also announcing a new African super power.

The 11th African Games are scheduled for September 4–19, 2015 in Brazzaville, Congo This edition marks the 50th anniversary of the Games.

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