The draw for the Total Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, Morocco 2022 Qualifiers will be conducted on Monday, May 10 at the CAF headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.
The draw will be live from 13:00 Cairo local time (11:00 GMT).
The Total Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, Morocco 2022 will pit the continent’s finest women’s football teams against each other next year.
Nigeria, defending champion and most successful team with nine (9) titles in eleven (11) editions, will once again compete for the covet the Women’s AFCON title.
In front of the Super Falcons stand South Africa’s Banyana Banyana and Cameroon’s Indomitable Lionesses: silver and bronze medalists in 2018 in Ghana.
Morocco, host of the 2022 tournament, which has secured the services of a specialist in women’s football, in the person of Reynald Pedros, is more than ever contending for the title.
The former coach of Olympique Lyonnais, a club that holds record titles in the UEFA Women’s Champions League, brings his huge experience to the service of the Kingdom.
There is a long way to go to get to this stage, with the qualifiers due to start during the international window of June 2021 and end before the final tournament in Morocco scheduled from July 2 to 23, 2022.
The Total Women’s AFCON is also a qualifier for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup – Australia-New Zealand.
In France in 2019, African representatives had experienced varying fortunes. Cameroon and Nigeria qualified for the round of 16 before being eliminated, while South Africa lost earlier in the group stage.
However, due to the expansion of the FIFA Women’s World Cup format from 24 to 32 teams, four African representatives instead of three will now take part in the final tournament.
CAF will also conduct two more draws on Monday: African Qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup – India and the 2022 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup – Costa Rica.
Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the draw will be held behind closed doors and streamed on CAF digital platforms.