2022 Africa Women’s Cup Of Nations Qualifying Draws Hold In Egypt
…44 Nations To Vie For 16 Slots
The draw for the 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations, AWCON will hold in Cairo Egypt, on Monday, May 10, 2021, Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report.
This is as it was gathered that 44 countries will contest for the available 12 slots
Goal reports that the 12th edition of the showpiece is now billed to take place in Morocco in the 2022 summer following the cancellation of the 2020 event due to the challenges posed by the Covid-19 outbreak.
A record total of 44 nations entered the 2022 Awcon qualifiers – 20 more than the teams that entered for preliminaries for the 2018 edition in Ghana.
It also accounts for 75 percent of the national teams in Africa, which reflects the huge impact of CAF’s women’s football strategy and FIFA’s women’s football support to member associations.
While hosts Morocco are automatically guaranteed a place in the biennial competition, the 44 teams will slug it out for the 11 places in the qualifying series for the continental showpiece.
Heading into Monday’s draw, holders Nigeria along with Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Mali, Ghana, South Africa, Algeria, Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire are expected to be drawn byes.