2019 WAFU Cup: Ghana drawn against Gambia in knockout phase

Author: Beatrice Laryea
The Black Stars B won the maiden edition of the competition

Black Stars ‘B’ will face Gambia in the first phase of the 2019 West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Cup of Nations to be staged in Senegal from September 28 to October 13, 2019.

The draw, which took place in Dakar on Wednesday, May 29.

The tournament’s new format features a knock-out competition with the winners of phase one progressing to the Cup competition while phase one losing teams will compete in the Plate competition.

In other pairings Nigeria will face Togo, Mali against Niger while Cote d'Ivoire play Cape Verde.

Morocco will participate in the competition for the first time and they have been paired against Liberia in the first phase.

The Atlas Lions are the first North Africa side to take part in the West African Football tourney which was revived in 2017.

Ghana won the inaugural 16-team tournament in September, 2017 at the Cape Coast Stadium.