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Nigeria vs Ghana showdown headlines 2022 Awcon qualifying draw

Super Falcons set for Ghana showdown

Nigeria and Ghana fierce rivalry set to be rekindled as Caf has revealed the dates and fixtures for the qualifying series for the 2022 Africa Women's Cup of Nations in Morocco.

The first round qualifying draw held at the Caf headquarters in Cairo on Monday, which was supervised by Khaled Nassar, Head of Caf Competitions alongside Egypt international Nadin Ghazy.

While host nation 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.

A 44-nation entry was a record, with 20 more than the women's teams that were involved in the preliminaries for Ghana 2018. Reigning African champions Nigeria have been drawn against west Africa rivals Ghana in the second ever meeting in the competition history.

Also, South Africa will battle Mozambique, while Kenya will slug it out with South Sudan in the first round and Uganda take on neighbors Ethiopia, while Malawi meet Zambia. Elsewhere, Tanzania welcome Namibia, Zimbabwe lock horns with Eswatini and Angola engage Botswana while Algeria host Sudan.

Tunisia face Egypt, Equatorial Guinea visit DR Congo, Sao Tome and Principe take on Togo while Congo battle Gabon, Sierra Leone get Gambia.

The first round is scheduled to start in June 2021 and the winners will progress to the second which will come up in October 2021.

First round fixtures

M1 - Uganda v Ethiopia

M2 - Kenya v South Sudan

M3 - Eritrea v Burundi

M4 - Djibouti v Rwanda

M5 - Malawi v Zambia

M6 - Tanzania v Namibia

M7 - Zimbabwe v Eswatini

M8 - Angola v Botswana

M9 - Mozambique v South Africa

M10 - Algeria v Sudan

M11 - Egypt v Tunisia

M12 - Equatorial Guinea v DR Congo

M13 - Sao Tome and Principe v Togo

M14 - Congo v Gabon

M15 - Central African Republic v Cameroon

U16 - Sierra Leone v Gambia

U17 - Liberia v Senegal

U18 - Mali v Guinea

M19 - Guinea Bissau v Mauritania

M20 - Burkina Faso v Benin

U21 - Nigeria v Ghana

M22 - Niger v Cote d'Ivoire

Second Round

Winner M1 v Winner M2

Winner M3 v Winner M4

Winner M5 v Winner M6

Winner M7 v Winner M8

Winner M9 v Winner M10

Winner M11 v Winner M12

Winner M13 v Winner M14

Winner M15 v Winner M16

Winner M17 v Winner M18

Winner M19 v Winner M20

Winner M21 v Winner M22

 

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