AWCON 2022 first round qualifying draws announced
The draws for the first round of the 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations qualifying campaign, which will feature 44 countries, have been released.
Conducted at CAF headquarters, Cairo, on Monday, the draws were broken down into six geographical groups to minimize travel distances.
🟣 Morocco, the host country of the final tournament who automatically qualified as hosts. So, 44 teams will take part in the qualifiers.
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It will see record winners Nigeriai face their arch rivals Ghana over two legs in the WAFU Zone B.
In the COSAFA Zone, Mozambique will play South Africa, who lost to Nigeria in the 2018 final.
The 2022 finals will hold in Morocco, and will see the competition expand from eight to twelve teams.
After the 2018 edition, the next tournament was scheduled to hold in 2020 but due to the coronavirus pandemic, the biennial competition had to be cancelled.
All the draws
Uganda 🇺🇬 vs 🇪🇹 Ethiopia
Kenya 🇰🇪 vs 🇸🇸 South Sudan
Eritrea 🇪🇷 vs 🇧🇮 Burundi
Djibouti 🇩🇯 vs 🇷🇼 Rwanda
Malawi 🇲🇼 vs 🇿🇲 Zambia
Tanzania 🇹🇿 vs 🇳🇦 Namibia
Zimbabwe 🇿🇼 vs 🇸🇿 Eswatini
Angola 🇦🇴 vs 🇧🇼 Botswana
Mozambique 🇲🇿 vs 🇿🇦 South Africa
Algeria 🇩🇿 vs 🇸🇩 Sudan
Egypt 🇪🇬 vs 🇹🇳 Tunisia
Equatorial Guinea 🇬🇶 vs 🇨🇩 DR Congo
Sao Tome 🇸🇹 vs 🇹🇬 Togo
Congo 🇨🇬 vs 🇬🇦 Gabon
Central Africa 🇨🇫 vs 🇨🇲 Cameroon
Sierra Leone 🇸🇱 vs 🇬🇲 Gambia
Liberia 🇱🇷 vs 🇸🇳 Senegal
Mali 🇲🇱 vs 🇬🇳 Guinea
Guinea Bissau 🇬🇼 vs 🇲🇷 Mauritania
Burkina Faso 🇧🇫 vs 🇧🇯 Benin
Nigeria 🇳🇬 vs 🇬🇭 Ghana
Niger 🇳🇪 vs 🇨🇮 Cote d’Ivoire