The Executive Women Network, the pre-eminent non-profit organisation for professional women and entrepreneurs, is calling on Ghanaians to support the Female National Football Team, the Black Queens, in the upcoming Total African Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) taking place in Ghana from Saturday November 17, 2017 at the Accra and Cape Coast Sports Stadia.
The Black Queens, paired with Algeria, Cameroon and Mali in Group A will be involved in the opening match, with Algeria, on Saturday 17th November at the Accra Sports Stadium.
A statement from the Executive Council of EWN read “The Executive Women Network extends its best wishes to the gallant Black Queens and the technical team as they commence operation host and win on Saturday 17th November.”
I“ As you carry the nation’s pride into the Total Africa Women’s Cup of Nations, we urge you to show pride in representing the national colours, class in your approach and to display character and deep belief in your ability to win.
The Network and the entire country is solidly behind you. We believe you are cut out for greatness and you will do us all proud”
The statement continues “ The Network also wants to encourage the entire country to rally behind the Black Queens as they pitch their wits against the best teams across the continent. We believe that this new generation of young female players need our collective support to host and win this year’s tournament. We encourage all to show up at the match venues as a demonstration of our collective support in the same way we have done for other national teams”.
This is the first time Ghana hosts the Women’s AFCON, which ironically the Black Queens, being one of the giants of women football in Africa is yet to win.