Ghanaian Women national team vice captain Gifty Appiah says she is confident that Ghana will win the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations that the country will host next month.

The West Africans are in Zambia to test Shepolopolo and their own preparedness ahead of the Women Africa Cup of Nations which will be hosted by that country.

The Black Queens of Ghana have not won the championship before despite being considered the top women football nations on the continent. The last time they won a major tournament was 26 years ago and it was a regional one that attracted only five West African participants.

Goal Diggers! caught up with the vice skipper at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport when the team touched down in Lusaka ahead of their friendly match against Shepolopolo.

“We will host and win the women AFCON and this friendly against Zambia will determine how prepared we are for the championship. We are not in Zambia for exposure or mere fun but to weigh our progress in preparing for the championship,” said Appiah.

And Black Queens head coach Bashir Hayford said the ladies had learnt all they needed to learn ahead of the championship. Hayford also said that he was not bothered by the pressure surrounding the hosing of the tournament