WAFCON 2022: Nigeria To Face South Africa, Burundi, Botswana

WAFCON 2022: Nigeria To Face South Africa, Burundi, Botswana

Nigeria’s women’s senior football team, the Super Falcons, will face South Africa, Burundi and Botswana in Group C of the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco.
The Mohamed VI Complex in the North African kingdom hosted the WAFCON Draws, which bundled the 12 teams qualified for the 12th Women’s Africa Cup of Nations into three groups of four teams each.

Our #TotalEnergiesWAFCON2022 draw
Group C
South Africa
We can wait to win again! #SoarSuperFalcons #Team9jastrong pic.twitter.com/XrqAH3sXlg
— NGSuper_Falcons (@NGSuper_Falcons) April 29, 2022

Nigeria won the Women’s AFCON title in 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2016 and 2018. The 2020 competition was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Equatorial Guinea won the competition in 2008 and 2012, but have failed to reach this year’s finals.
Nine-time champions and Cup holders Nigeria were picked as leaders of Group C, with host nation Morocco at the top of Group A and Cameroon heading Group B. The nine other countries qualified to participate are: Burkina Faso, Burundi, Senegal, South Africa, Togo, Tunisia, Botswana, Uganda and Zambia.

The #TotalEnergiesWAFCON2022 announced! #EmpowerOurGame pic.twitter.com/XhAbwP5FK1
— #EmpoweringOurGame (@CAFwomen) April 29, 2022

All four semi finalists from the finals in Morocco, which is set for 2nd – 23rd July, will fly Africa’s flag at the 32-team FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand next year.
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Chidi Nwoke/NFF.

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