AWCON Qualifier: CAF Confirms Dates For Nigeria/Ivory Coast Matches
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By Amaechi Agbo
The Confederation of Africa Football, CAF has confirmed dates for the final round of the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations, AWCON last qualifying round between the Super Falcons of Nigeria and Lady Elephants of Ivory Coast, www.bestchoicesports.com.ng can report.
The continental football governing body confirmed the dates of the first and return legs of the matches which will hold in February 2022 in a release over the weekend.
“The qualified teams for the second qualifying round of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, Morocco 2022 are known.
On Wednesday, South Africa, Botswana, Senegal and Zimbabwe validated their places for the final stage.
“Here is the full table of the second and last round, CAF said.
In the fixtures released, Nigeria’s Super Falcons will host the Lady Elephants in the first leg between Monday, 14 and Thursday 17, February 2022.
The return leg will hold in Ivory Coast between February 18th and 23rd, 2022.
Super Falcons reached the final qualifier after defeating Black Queens of Ghana 2-1 on aggregate while the Lady Elephants humiliated Niger ladies 20-0 aggregate scores to book their place to the final stage.
It could be recalled that the Lady Elephants on October 7, 2019 stopped the nine-time AWCON winners from qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Japan after they held the Chris Danjuma led ladies to a 1-1 draw at the Agege Stadium, in Lagos.
Below is the full fixtures of the final round of the 2022 Morocco AWCON qualifiers
First Leg (February 14 to 17, 2022)
Uganda vs. Kenya
Burundi vs. Djibouti
Zambia vs. Namibia
Zimbabwe vs. Botswana
South Africa vs [winner Algeria – Sudan]
Tunisia vs. Equatorial Guinea
Togo vs. Gabon
Cameroon vs. Gambia
Senegal vs Mali
Guinea-Bissau vs. Burkina Faso
Nigeria vs Cote d’Ivoire
Return Leg (February 18 to 23, 2022)
Kenya vs. Uganda
Djibouti vs. Burundi
Namibia vs. Zambia
Botswana vs. Zimbabwe
[Winner Algeria – Sudan] vs. South Africa
Equatorial Guinea vs. Tunisia
Gabon vs. Togo
Gambia vs. Cameroon
Mali vs. Senegal
Burkina Faso vs. Guinea-Bissau
Cote d’Ivoire vs. Nigeria