Rivers Angels, Hasaacas Ladies, Onze Soeurs de Gagnoa were among those involved in the group stage draw for the 2021 WAFU-B Women's Champions League on Monday.
The draw ceremony supervised by WAFU administrative secretary Boureima Balima set the tone for newly-formed CAF Women's Champions League as the first Zonal qualifier comes up from July 17 to 30 in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire.
Nigerian champions Rivers Angels were drawn with Ghanaian winners Hasaacas Ladies in group B at the virtual draw held at the zone's headerquarters Abijdan, Cote d'Ivoire, along with Nigerien representatives Association Sportive de la Police.
The draw has rekindled the long existed football rivalry between West African neighbors Nigeria and Ghana, with both countries earlier scheduled to meet in the first round of the 2022 Africa Women's Cup of Nations qualifier in October.
While in Group A, Onze Soeurs de Gagnoa, who are representing the host nation, Cote d'Ivoire were pitched against Union Sportive des forces Armees of Burkina Faso and Amis du Monde Football Club of Togo.
With the six participating teams splitted into two groups of three, the two top sides will progress to the last four of the competition, with the winners of those knockout semi-final matches to slug it out in the final.
While the two winners of the semi-final face off in the final for the title, the finalists will automatically qualify as representatives of the zone for the finals at the inuaugral Caf Women's Champions League in Egypt.
The WAFU-B will be the only zone to produce two teams at the finals, with the region being the home of the reigning champions of the Africa Women's Cup of Nations, Nigeria.
2021 WAFU-B Women's Champions League draw in full
Eleven Sisters of Gagnoa (Ivory Coast)
Union Sportive des forces Armees (Burkina Faso)
Friends of the World Football Club (Togo)
1. Rivers Angels Football Club (Nigeria)
2. Hasaacas Ladies Football Club (Ghana)
3. Police Sports Association (Niger)
By Samuel Ahmadu