Africa Women Cup of Nations 2018 draw: Ghana vs Cameroon and Nigeria vs South Africa in group stages

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The finalists have learned their fate ahead of next month's tournament and there are some interesting games to look forward to

Nigeria will begin their Africa Women Cup of Nations defence against South Africa after Sunday’s draw threw together Ghana and Cameroon in the pick of the group-stage matches.

The Super Falcons triumphed on Cameroonian soil in the last edition as they ran out 1-0 over the hosts in the final at Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaounde.

Hosts Black Queens have been handed a tough assignment as they face Algeria, Mali and Cameroon in Group A.

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Bayana Bayana placed fourth in Cameroon 2016 and will be gunning for their first title – first, they must scale Nigeria hurdle before tackling Zambia and Kenya in Group B.

The top three teams of the competition qualify automatically for the 2019 Fifa Women's World Cup in France.

Group A Group B
Ghana Nigeria 
Algeria South Africa
Mali Zambia 
Cameroon Kenya