Ghana confirm Kenya's friendly ahead of Awcon clash

Harambee Starlets have been pooled in Group B of the 2018 Awcon competition to be staged in Ghana from November 17

Ghana have confirmed that they will play Kenya in a friendly as both teams prepare for the forthcoming 2018 Awcon finals.

Kenya’s game is among the three friendly matches lined up by Ghana's Black Queens, who are also set to face Zambia and South Africa in Group of the tournament.

The bi-annual tournament is set to kick-off on November 17 to December 1, 2018, at Accra Sports and Cape Town stadiums.

“After extensive deliberations between the GFA Normalization Committee, the Black Queens Technical team and budgetary support from the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the senior national female team will play Zambia, Kenya and South Africa as they step up preparations for the competition” Part of the statement reads on the FA’s portal," reads part of the statement released by Ghanaian FA.

Coach Bashiru Hayford’s side is expected to depart from Ghana on Tuesday, October 30 to Zambia, where they will engage the She-Polopolo on November 3.

The team will then leave Zambia on November 5 to Kenya. Starlets will host Ghana on November 7 before Black Queens faces off with South Africa’s Banyana Banyana.

Ghana are in Group A alongside Algeria, Mali and Cameroon with their matches set to be played at the Accra Sports Stadium. Champions Nigeria are in Group B and will face South Africa, Kenya and Zambia at the group stage of the competition at the Cape Coast Stadium.