2018 Women's AFCON: Legends Bayor, Sulemana to assist in draw

Author: Rosalind K. Amoh
All set for draw for 2018 Women's AFCON
All set for draw for 2018 Women's AFCON

Former Black Queens stars, Adjoa Bayor and Memunatu Sulemana have been chosen to assist in the draw for the 2018 Women's Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) scheduled for the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra on Sunday evening.

The two will assist the deputy General Secretary in charge of football and development, ANthony Baffoe to conduct the daw.

Both stars played for Ghana for over a decade and were part of the squad that played and finished as runners-up at the inaugural WOmen's AFCON in Abeokuta, Nigeria in 1998. They alse featured for the Queens in both the continental tournament as well as teh Women's World Cup till 2007.

Memunatu Sulemana and Adjoa Bayor will help in conducting the draw for the 2018 Women's AFCON

The two players are also among the celebrated stars in Africa, Sulemana, a goalkeeperwas named among Africa and FIFA's XI while Bayor was voted Africa's Best Player in 2003 and was again nominated in
in 2004,2006 and 2010.

Both Sulemana popularly referred to as Abiba and Bayor are undertaking coaching courses with the goalkeeper already assigned as the goalkeeper's trainer for the national Under-17 side, the Black Maidens who are preparing for the Women's World Cup in Uruguay in November.

Their role for the draw will be simple: they will pick the balls which would indicate the various teams as well as which groups the picked teams would be placed.

Ghana as hosts, are seeded and placed in Group A, Nigeria, the defending champions are in Group B.
Cameroun and South Africa will be in Pot Two for their performance at the last tournament while the remaining four teams, Algeria, Mali, Kenya and Zambia will be in Pot Three.

Anita Erskine co-MC for the programme

 

Experienced and bilingual Anita Erskine and Nathaniel Attoh will be the comperes for the evening.

The draw has also attracted high-profile personalties with the Confederation of African Football(CAF) and the entire Executive Committee members in attendance. Representatives of Women's football at football's world governing body, FIFA will also be attending.