Black Queens, Bayana Bayana, Indomitable Lionesses, Others Battle Super Falcons In Aisha Buhari Tourney

Black Queens, Bayana Bayana, Indomitable Lionesses, Others Battle Super Falcons In Aisha Buhari Tourney

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By Amaechi Agbo

Six Africa women football powerhouses, Black Queens of Ghana, Bayana Bayana of South Africa as well as Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon including Morocco and Mali will all square up against Super Falcons of Nigeria in the maiden edition of Aisha Buhari Invitational Women’s Football Tournament, in Lagos Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report.

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF confirmed the list of the five participating countries including host Nigeria in a press statement Thursday

The City of Lagos will host the six-nation invitational that will see the Super Falcons, Ghana’s Black Queens, Cameroon’s Indomitable Lionesses, Banyana Banyana of South Africa, Morocco and Mali tango in
a celebratory atmosphere in the month of September for a glittering trophy named in honour of Nigeria’s First Lady, Dr (Mrs) Aisha Buhari.

South Africa’s Banyana Banyana have played in every single edition of the Women AFCON as well, and have also played in two Olympics. The Banyana were the runners-up to the Falcons in the last edition of the
Women AFCON in Ghana in 2018.

Ghana’s Black Queens have played in 10 out of the 11 editions of the Women AFCON, and have also played at three (3) editions of the FIFA World Cup. The Queens were runners-up to the Falcons in the inaugural edition of the Women AFCON in Nigeria in 1998.

Cameroon’s Lionesses lost by a lone goal to Nigeria in the final of the 2016 Women AFCON inside the Stade Ahmadu Ahidjo in Yaounde. They have also participated in every edition of the Women AFCON and also played at two FIFA Women’s World Cup editions, including a
second-round berth.

Mali have played at seven (7) editions of the Women AFCON and are considered a very strong team in the WAFU A region.

Morocco is one of the strongest teams in the North African region and the girls have featured at two editions of the Women AFCON

The six-nation tournament scheduled to hold in Lagos between September 14 and 20, 2021.

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