WAFU Cup of Nations 2017 – Confirmation and Prices

Further to our invitation to all national Associations / Federations to participate in the WAFU Cup of Nations Tournament to be played in Takoradi and Cape Coast from September 9 – 24, 2017, we are pleased to inform you that eight (8) Members out of our total membership of nine (9) have confirmed their participation. They are namely;

  1. Gambia     
  2. Guinea  
  3. Guinea Bissau    
  4. 4. Liberia
  5. Mali
  6. Mauritania                   
  7. Senegal                                          
  8. Sierra Leone.

Regretably, only Cape Verde failed to confirm their participation after requesting a financial assistance of USD 20, 000 to prepare their team for participation.Their request was rejected since that would have created a  precedence that could jeopardise the smooth organisation of our Zonal tournament. Since then, many emails and phone calls to Cape verde were not responded.to.

All seven (7) countries of West Zone B have confirmed their paricipation bringing the number to Fifteen (15) Countries in West Africa will partake in our maiden WAFU Cup of Nations 2017.

  1. Benin
  2. Burkina Faso
  3. Cote d’Ivoire                                
  4. Gabon            
  5. Ghana
  6. Niger                               
  7. Nigeria 

Furthermore, WAFU / FOX have agreed to pay for air travel, hotel accommodation (full board & lodge) and local transport for all particaipationg teams in thie Tournament. In addition, we have also agreed to pay price monies to all participating teams as follows;

~Winner              – USD100,000 (One hundred thousand dollars US)

~Runner- up         – USD 50, 000 (Fifty thousand dollars US)

~Third place         – USD 25, 000 (Twenty-five thousand dollars US)

 Losers of 1/8 finals

Fourth place – USD 10, 000 (Ten thousand dollars US)

Four teams     – USD 10,000 ( Ten thousand dollars US) each

Losers of the 1/ 4 finals

Four (4) teams x USD 5000 (Five thousand dollars US) each

Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the Winners, runners-up and third place.