African Champions, The Super Falcons of Nigeria arrived Cape Coast, Ghana on Wednesday evening ahead of their title defence at the 11th edition of the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (AWCON18).
The team flew aboard an Emirates Airline flight from Abidjan, where they had camped for the past eight days at the Sol Beni Sports Centre, into the Ghanaian capital before the trip to Cape Coast.
A team of 21 players and 12 officials arrived in Cape Coast as the defending champions begin their title defence against South Africa’s Banyana Banyana in the opening match of Group B on Sunday.
Winners of the competition in 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2016, are searching for a ninth title alongside a ticket to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup finals in France. The top three teams in Ghana will fly Africa’s flag in France next summer.