Ampem Darkoa Ladies secure qualification to the semifinal of the WAFU Zone B Women’s Champions League

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Ghana’s Ampem Darkoa Ladies have qualified to the semifinal of the West Africa Zone B (WAFU B) Women’s Champions League qualifiers.

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 Ghana’s Ampem Darkoa Ladies and Amis Du Monde from Togo are the only contenders in Group B, thus, have secured qualification to the semifinal of the competition.

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 tournament is scheduled to begin on Friday, August 18 and will till Thursday, August 31. Delta Queens of Nigeria will host USFA from Burkina Faso in the opening game of the competition.

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.

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