The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed that the two host cities set to stage the 2023 CAF Women’s Champions League – Cote d’Ivoire will be Korhogo and San Pedro.
The third edition of the Africa’s most prestigious women’s football club competition takes centre stage in the Ivorian nation between November 5-19 as the country continues with its hive of African football activity ahead of hosting next year’s TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations.
The draw of the competition was held at the nation’s capital city of Abidjan on Monday, October 9, where it was conducted by two legends of the African women’s game in Fernande Tchetche of Cote d’Ivoire, who was flanked TotalEnergies WAFCON 2022 winning captain, Janine Van Wyk of South Africa.
As expected, the draw produced highly appetising fixtures for the competition that carries a prize money of USD 400,000 for the winners.
Host club, Athletico FC d’Abidjan will strongly rely on the support of the locals from Korhogo and San Pedro as they make their debut in a difficult Group A consisting of inaugural champions, Mamelodi Sundowns, who are looking at reclaiming the title they lost to AS Far last season.
Another African powerhouse featuring in the group is Morocco’s SC Casablanca who are looking at making a mark in the competition alongside Tanzania’s JKT Queens, who can cause an upset in the competition.
All eyes will be on the reigning champions, AS Far who headline an interesting Group B that consists of Ampem Darkoa of Ghana, Equatorial Guinea’s Huracanes FC as well as AS Mande of Mali.