The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced the postponement of the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers for the June International window.
In a letter signed by CAF Deputy General Secretary in charge of football and development, Anthony Baffoe, it noted that the postponement was “based on the actual conditions of certain stadiums in Africa and the restrictions related to COVID-19”.
Meanwhile, CAF has revealed that “the 1st round will now take place in the FIFA window of 18-26 October and the 2nd round will take place in the FIFA window of February 14-23, 2022”.
Ghana was scheduled to play against sworn rivals Nigeria in June 2021 for a ticket to the 2022 Women Africa Cup of Nations.
The draw for the qualifiers was held at CAF Headquarters in Cairo on Monday, 10th May,2021 with the two West African giants facing each other in the WAFU Zone B.
Reports have it that the Black Queens were expected to report to camp this week to begin preparations for the first leg against the defending champions, Nigeria.
The winner of the first-round tie between Nigeria and Ghana is expected to face Niger or Cote d’Ivoire in the second round.
The AWCON, which will be hosted by Morocco, will also serve as a qualifier for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup which will be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand.
It can be recalled also, last year, CAF postponed and announced the new international calendar for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers and the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifying matches due to the COVID-19 pandemic.