CAF Postpones Women’s Africa Cup Of Nations Qualifiers, New Dates Announced

CAF Postpones Women’s Africa Cup Of Nations Qualifiers, New Dates Announced

By Spy Uganda

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has postponed the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers from June to October 2021.

The qualifiers were due to get underway in June this year (2021) but will now start in October. The change is due to infrastructural and Covid-19 challenges.  A combination of the two factors could not grant the qualifiers to roll off next month.

‘The reasons of the postponement were based on the actual conditions of certain stadiums in Africa and the restrictions related to COVID-19’  a statement released by CAF Deputy General Secretary in charge of football and development, stated.

‘The 1st round will now take place in the FIFA window of 18-26 October and the 2nd round February 14-23, 2022’

Total Women’s Africa Cup of Nations Morocco 2022-1st round

44 Countries including Uganda entered their teams for the Qualifiers that will kick-off with 1st round action.

Uganda was drawn against Ethiopia in the 1st round of the Qualifiers to be played between 7th and 15th June 2021 with an eye to feature in the Finals to be hosted by Morocco who got automatic qualification.

Matches 1& 2 involve Uganda and Ethiopia in the 1st round. Matches 3&4 have Kenya and South Sudan- Uganda’s possible opponents in the 2nd round. 

The winner on aggregate between Uganda and Ethiopia will face either Kenya of South Sudan in the 2nd round qualifying phase.
Match 45/46 will see winners of Matches 1&2 (Uganda Crested Cranes vs Ethiopia) vs Winners of Matches 3&4 (Kenya vs South Sudan) in the second round of the Total Women Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers
12 teams will take part in the Finals of the 12th edition of AWCON.

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