Ghana’s Women’s Premier League and FA Cup holders, Ampem Darkoa Ladies have released their squad for the West Africa Zone B (WAFU B) Women’s Champions League qualifiers.
Ampem Darkoa Ladies will be representing Ghana for the second consecutive time in the competition which serves as qualifiers for the CAF Women’s Champions League.
The Ghanaian champions have automatically secured a place in the semifinal of the qualifiers to be played in Nigeria from Friday, August 18 to Thursday, August 31.
This comes in after one of their group opponents AS Garde National of Niger officially withdrew from the competition, citing the closure of the country’s Air and land borders amid the current political unrest in the West African country.
AS Garde National’s withdrawal means Ampem Darkoa Ladies and Amis Du Monde from Togo are the only contenders in Group B. The two teams will play against each other in only one group match on Friday, August 25 to determine who tops the Group ahead of the semi finals.
Matches in Group A, consisting of Delta Queens from Nigeria, Athletico D’Abidjan from Ivory Coast, USFA from Burkina Faso and Sam Nelly FC from the Benin Republic will continue as scheduled.
The winner of the competition will secure a place 2023 CAF Women’s Champions League to be played from Sunday, November 5 to Sunday, November 19, 2023 in Ivory Coast.
In the first edition of the WAFU B Women’s Champions League qualifiers in 2021, Ghana’s Hasaacas Ladies emerged winners. Nigeria’s Bayelsa Queens FC won the second edition after beating Ampem Darkoa ladies in the final.
Below is the full squad: