A draw was held yesterday for a WAFU Cup of Nations.
16 teams from West Africa will take part in September, and every two years after that as part of a deal with Fox Sports.
I'll believe it when I see it, some teams are bound to pull out.
First round -Knockout round (split into CAF zones)
Second round - group stage
Third/Fourth place match
Unlike the African Nations Championships (CHAN) tournament which is restricted to players playing in domestic leagues of countries, WAFU permits unattached players overseas to feature.
''In this tournament we want the CHAN teams but regardless, if any country can get her players from Europe to come down an play, they will be accommodated so long as they have their passports to confirm they are natives,'' [General Secretary of WAFU Zone A Jammel E.K] Bojan told Sportsnetghana.com
''It becomes a platform for players to be scouted and get teams to play for in the future, so for instance if Nigeria has a player outside the country who is not affiliated to any club, he can be included in the team.''