Normalization Committee issue statement following Ghana's AWCN exit

Normalization Committee issue statement following Ghana's AWCN exit

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Sunday Nov 25, 2018. 13:00

The Normalization Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has issued a statement following the Black Queens' exit from the 2018 Africa Women's Cup of Nations (AWCN).

Ghana, who are the tournament hosts, crashed out of the continental competition after drawing 1-1 with Cameroon in their final Group A match in Accra on Friday.

The committee has since issued the following statement:

"The Normalization Committee of the Ghana Football Association wishes to express its profound gratitude to stakeholders who contributed towards the participation of the Black Queens in the on-going Total CAF African Woman’s Cup of Nations."

"While expressing our utmost regret over the Black Queens’ inability to progress to the next round of the competition, we wish to thank the players and the technical team for their efforts and sacrifices to the cause."

"The Ministry of Youth and Sports remained committed to the team’s preparations towards the tournament and we are very grateful to the Ministry for the immense support it offered to the team before and during the tournament. We also acknowledge Government’s investment in ensuring that stadia and other facilities were ready for the tournament."

"We rallied support for the Black Queens and Ghanaians responded positively by offering their support to the Black Queens in many forms, including trooping to the stadium and encouraging them on both traditional and social media.

"Ghana remains a great football nation with huge potential in women’s football and we will continue to work very hard with all stakeholders to get our women’s football to the top level we aspire to be on the African continent."

"The Total CAF African Women’s Cup of Nations is a tournament for African solidarity, and in-spite of Ghana’s regrettable early exit from the competition, we want to urge fellow Ghanaians to continue to support the competition."

"Let us continue to extend our famous Ghanaian hospitality to the remaining nations in the tournament, and let us continue to troop to the stadium to make the competition beautiful and memorable for everyone involved," a statement by the president of the Normalization Committee of GFA, Kofi Amoah read.

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