Accra, Feb. 28, GNA - The Netball Association of Ghana (NAG) would host Nigeria their Nigerian counterparts in an international friendly match on Saturday, March 17, at the Accra Sports Stadium.
The friendly match forms part of activities to commemorate Ghana’s 61st anniversary celebration.
Rev Emmanuel Nikoi, President of NAG said the game is also a return leg of a similar match played in October last year to mark Nigeria’s independence day.
He said, Ghana won the first leg 44-16 and hopes to repeat a similar score line to affirm their authority on the Nigerians, who are expected to arrive on Friday, March 16, 2018.
Rev. Nikoi said his federation would also organise the maiden Aboakyir Netball Festival at Winneba on May 2, and later move to Ho for the Keep Fit Netball Festival in July.
Ghana is not ranked by the International Netball Federation (INF), but the association is convinced that, after participating in some INF recognised championships, they would regain their ranking on the world ladder.
He said, Ghana would participate in the Africa Seniors’ Netball Championship, to be held in August at Lusaka, Zambia.
He said the championship is a ranking tournament and serves as qualification to the World Seniors’ Netball championship to be held next year.
There are six African countries in the ranking: South Africa (5th), Malawi (6th), Uganda (13th), Zambia (15th), Zimbabwe (17th) and Botswana (18th).