The Confederation of African Football (CAF), made the draw for the 2022 African Women’s Cup of Nations qualifiers on Monday 10 May in Cairo, Egypt. The clash will be without question, Ghana who hosts the defending champion, Nigeria. Algeria will meet Sudan, while hosts Morocco are exempt. Qualifying begins on 7 June 2021 and the finals will be held in Morocco in July 2022.
They will be 44 selections officially on the starting line to compete in the next Africa Cup of Nations for Women Morocco 2022. For the first time in history, 12 teams will take part in this edition. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has also innovated during the draw for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations. The qualifications, which will begin in June 2021, will be held by sub-region.
The battle for the tickets will be very difficult, especially the match between Nigeria (11 titles) and Ghana, two big names in African football in both men and women. The Ghanaians inherit the Super Falcons, the reigning African champions, in the first round. The two teams will then meet again in September for the Aïsha Buhari Tournament, named after the First Lady of Nigeria.
In the first round, Algeria will also face Sudan, an opponent that seems within their reach. However, if they win, Algeria will face the winner between Mozambique and South Africa. The South Africans are five-time finalists at the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, most recently in 2018 in Ghana. The winner of this second match will qualify for the CAN, scheduled for 2-23 July 2022 in Morocco.
The semi-finalists of the 2022 CAN in Morocco will qualify directly for the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Two other African teams will play in an international repechage tournament, according to a system yet to be defined.
Programme 1st round
Uganda / Ethiopia Kenya/South Sudan Eritrea/Burundi Djibouti / Rwanda Malawi / Zambia Tanzania / Namibia Zimbabwe / Eswatini Angola / Botswana Mozambique / South Africa Algeria / Sudan Egypt / Tunisia Equatorial Guinea / DR Congo Sao Tome and Principe / Togo Congo / Gabon Central African Republic / Cameroon Sierra Leone / Gambia Liberia / Senegal Mali / Guinea Guinea Bissau / Mauritania Burkina Faso / Benin Nigeria / Ghana Niger / Ivory Coast