Ghanaian side Hasaacas Ladies will be representing Ghana in the maiden CAF Women’s Champion League to be played in November.
The Sekondi-based club received the nod from the Ghana Football Association (GFA) following a notification from the subcontinental football governing body, the West African Football Union -B (WAFU) to submit the name of the representing club by 31st March 2021.
As emerging champions of the GFA Normalization Special Competition, Hasaacas Ladies were subsequently given the nod by the Association in line with CAF’s Women Champion regulation that allows the GFA Executive Council to decide on who represents the Association in the Champions League.
Hasaacas Ladies will be participating in the qualifying phase of the WAFU Regional Championship slated for June 2021 before progressing to the next stage.
Meanwhile, Coach of Hasaacas Ladies, Yusif Basigi, has reacted to the news of the club representing Ghana as he says that Hasaacas Ladies have always been pacesetters of the Ghana Women’s league.
He shares that while the club is elated at this feat, their focus will be on how to “strategize to represent Ghana”.
Sharing more on his plan ahead, the coach stated: “I am very elated at this news. A lot of our players have played in the world cup three or four times. That notwithstanding, I need to augment the team so that we have a backup. That gives us the quality line up”.
The maiden edition of the Africa Women’s Club tournament will be hosted by Morocco according to the Federation's official website.
According to the publication, the bid for hosting rights of the maiden edition of this tournament was opened on Thursday, March 4 which they won the hosting rights for the first-ever women’s club championship in Africa.
Their win of rights to host this championship comes three months after emerging as the first AWCON host in the North African region.