Ghana has been selected to host the West African Football Union (WAFU) Zone B U-17 tournament, a new competition which will serve as qualifiers for the Africa U-17 Cup of Nations holding next year in Tanzania.
The WAFU Zone B is made up of eight nations: Ghana, Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Benin, Togo, Niger and Mali.
The aforementioned teams will compete in Ghana next August for the sole ticket of the zone. However, due to Mali being the defending champions of the category, they will be handed an automatic qualification, which allows for an additional spot for WAFU Zone B.
According to CAF’s new rules, qualifications for the Africa U-17 Cup of Nations will take place within the zonal unions henceforth.
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Cote D’Ivoire was initially designated to host the event but it was later moved to Ghana after the Ivorians organised the WAFU Women competition last month.