2022 Women’s AFCON: Super Falcons Battle South Africa In Group C

2022 Women’s AFCON: Super Falcons Battle South Africa In Group C

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By Amaechi Agbo

Nigeria’s senior female national football team, the Super Falcons will not find it an easy route in their quest to defend their Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, WAFCON title in Morocco this year.

This is because the Randy Waldrum’s ladies will have to navigate the hurdles possed by one of their perennial rivals, South Africa’s Bayana Bayana after both were paired in Group C of the draw held on Friday.

In their last meeting in Lagos South Africa women’s national team pulled off a big upset as they pipped Nigeria 4-2 to win the 2021 Aisha Buhari women’s invitational tournament in the closing match at the Mobolaji Johnson Stadium, Onikan on Tuesday, September 21.

Making up the Group C include Burundi and debutants, Botswana.

Group A have host nation, Morocco who will battle it out for the two available slots against Burkina Faso, Senegal (who are making their return after almost a decade) and debutants Uganda.

Group B is made up of Cameroon, Zambia Tunisia and Togo.

A total of 12 teams are taking part in the tournament’s 14th edition. The competition will run from 2nd to 23rd July this year.

Nigeria are the defending champions after they beat South Africa 4-3 on penalties in Accra Ghana to win the 13th edition in December 2018.

Full group draws

Group A

1️⃣ Morocco
2️⃣ Burkina Faso
3️⃣ Senegal
4️⃣ Uganda

Group B

1️⃣ Cameroon
2️⃣ Zambia
3️⃣ Tunisia
4️⃣ Togo

Group C

1️⃣ Nigeria
2️⃣ South Africa
3️⃣ Burundi
4️⃣ Botswana

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