Niger’s AS Garde National has officially pulled out from the third edition of the West Africa Zone B (WAFU B) Women’s Champions League qualifier set to take place in Benin City, Edo State.
The decision comes in response to the ongoing political turmoil in the country, leading to the closure of air and land borders. Consequently, the qualifier’s Group B is now left with only two contenders: Ghana’s Ampem Darkoa Ladies and Togo’s Amis Du Monde.
With AS Garde National’s withdrawal, Ampem Darkoa Ladies and Amis Du Monde are set to face off in a crucial group match on Friday, August 25.
The outcome of this match will determine the group’s leader heading into the semi-finals. Meanwhile, Group A, comprising Delta Queens from Nigeria, Athletico D’Abidjan from Ivory Coast, USFA from Burkina Faso, and Sam Nelly FC from Benin Republic, will proceed with their scheduled matches.