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AWCON 2018 : Algeria eye FIFA World Cup in France ahead of Ghana clash

The head coach for the Algerian female national team, Radia Fertoul has confirmed that The Fennecs are battle ready to qualify for the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France 2019.

The Fennecs, who have never made it to the FIFA Women’s World Cup have made it to African Women’s Championship (AWCON) four times in 2004, 2006, 2010 and 2014, all finishing in the group stages.

They would be the first North African side to qualify for the FIFA Women’s mundial if they achieve their set objective.

According to Fertoul, the Algerians are very much aware of the task ahead as they are pitted in Group A alongside Ghana, Mali and Cameroon.

“We are very well aware of how tight our group is but we are poised to make history by being the first ever Northern African Country to make it to the FIFA World Cup, which means we have to qualify from our group first.

“This would be our fifth time at this tournament and our preparations have been good and we are ready for Ghana on Saturday” she added.

Algeria takes on Ghana on Saturday 17th November, 2018 at the Accra Sports Stadium before taking on Cameroon and Mali respectively.

The top three countries that would make it to the finals of this tournament automatically qualifies for the upcoming FIFA World Cup in France 2019.

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