The Confederation of African Football CAF has decided to scrap the 2020 edition of the African Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) due to the CoronaVirus Pandemic.
The decision was taken after a CAF Executive Committee meeting on Tuesday June 30, and comes as a big blow to Black Queens Head Coach Mercy Tagoe who was looking to make her bow with Ghana’s senior national female side.
Tagoe was assistant to Bashir Hayford when the Black Queens shamefully bowed out at the group stage in the last edition of the tournament which Ghana hosted.
Eagerly anticipating her shot at glory as the main Coach this time around, her hopes have been dashed after CAF decided on annulling this year’s edition.
The qualifiers which were initially scheduled for April and June 2020 had to be postponed due to the CoronaVirus, hence making it practically impossible to stage the tournament according to CAF.
The Super Falcons of Nigeria with 11 African titles are the defending champions of the competition after defeating South Africa at the last edition of the tournament in 2018.