10, December 2018
The draw has been held for next years’ FIFA Women’s World Cup to be held in France.
Africa’s representatives: the Super Falcons of Nigeria, South Africa’s Banyana Banyana and Cameroon’s Indomitable Lionesses have been drawn in groups considered to be tough.
The Super Falcons who earlier were crowned African champions were drawn in Group A along side host country, France, South Korea and Norway.
Africa’s second-best Banyana Banyana are drawn in group B with two times winner, Germany. China and Spain complete the teams in the group.
On the part of the Indomitable Lionesses, they have to deal with Canada, Netherlands and New Zealand in group E.
Analysts hold that across the board it is a pretty mouthwatering draw which would make for interesting display when the games kick off in Paris and other French cities.
A total of 52 matches will be played to determine the winner. Africa has usually struggled at previous tournaments.
Earlier this year, Africa’s representatives at the main World Cup in Russia, failed to achieve qualification past the group stages. Nigeria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal were all kicked out in the group stages.
France went on to win thecompetition beating Croatia in the final. The composition of the French team,gave Africa something to celebrate, given that it was dominated by players withAfrica roots.