The 11th Edition of the Total Women African Cup Of Nations (AWCON) Venue organizing committee for Cape Coast was inaugurated on Tuesday at a colourful ceremony at the Cape Coast Stadium.
The committee will steer the affairs of the organization of the Cape Coast Venue and any other related activity to ensure Ghana stages a successful event from 17th November, 2018 to 1st December, 2018.
In attendance were Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, Honourable Perry Okudzeto, Honorable Ernest Arthur, Cape Coast Mayor, Honourable Thomas Adjei Baffoe, Deputy Central Regional Minister,Nana Amba Eyiaba I, Queen-mother Of Effutu, chairperson of the Local Organising Committee for the games, Honrable Freda Prempeh, the media and members of the public.
The ceremony saw the launch of the fifteen member Cape Coast venue organizing committee with members such as honorable Thomas Adjei Baffour, Deputy Central Regional Minister as chairman, George Osafo Agyei, Regional Director of the National Sports Authority as a member, Nana Amaba Eyiaba I, queen mother of Effutu as a member, Chief Superintendent Jonathan Lamptey, as a member. The rest are John Ekow Otoo, regional director of health as a member, Eva Oteng, as a member, Amy Fynn Thompson as a member, Robert Duncan from the regional football association as a member, Frank Hutchful, member, Kofi Essuman, member, Nana Kweku Enu, chief of Kokoadu, member, Asante Fokuo, Honourable Ernest Arthur, Mayor of Cape Coast, Heroine Bart-Plange and Mrs. Caroline Ewusi all as members.
The Central Regional Minister Honourable Kwamena Duncan who did the official launch called on the committee members to work hard to make the tournament a success.
In her keynote address, the national Local Organising Committee (LOC) chairperson, Honourable Freda Prempeh reminded members of the newly constituted Cape Coast venue LOC of the standing orders they must adhere to and that they should have the penchant to surmount all the challenges that might come their way to ensure Ghana stages a successful tournament.
Ghana will host the eight nation tournament for the first time from 17th November to 1st December, 2018 aiming for a host and win campaign.
The Black Queens are currently on a nationwide tour in readiness for the tournament. The team arrived in Kumasi on Wednesday.
They are also due in Tamale on Tuesday, 18th September, 2018. During their stay, they would pay courtesy calls on the Regional Minister and some prominent chief. They will play three friendly matches against Northern Ladies, Pearlpia Ladies and a Northern select side.