Women's CAN: the road to Morocco 2022 and the 2023 World Cup is known
Qualifications for the next Women's African Cup of Nations, Morocco 2022. © Courtesy of CAF
Text by: David Kalfa Follow
The African Football Confederation has drawn lots for the qualifications for the next Women's African Cup of Nations (CAN 2022) on May 10, 2021 in Cairo.
This CAN 2022 will qualify for the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
Forty-four countries are officially on the starting line to play the next Women's African Cup of Nations (CAN 2022), the first to twelve teams in history.
For this CAN 2022, the African Football Confederation (CAF) also innovated during the draw.
Qualifications will in fact take place by sub-region.
This formula leads in particular to a shock between the Nigerians, queens of the continent, and the Ghanaian women, who had hosted the previous edition of the women's CAN.
There will also be an enticing Egypt-Tunisia.
A springboard to the 2023 World Cup
At the end of the first round, the 22 selections will play a second, with future shocks in perspective, such as that between the winners of Nigeria-Ghana and Niger-Côte d'Ivoire, or that between the winners of Egypt- Tunisia and Equatorial Guinea-DR Congo.
The eleven survivors of this second round will qualify for the final phase of the tournament, scheduled for July 2022 in Morocco.
The Cherifian Kingdom, which should also organize the first edition of the Women's Champions League in November / December, has great ambitions for the Atlas Lionesses.
In particular that they qualify for the next World Cup.
The semi-finalists of this CAN 2022 will effectively qualify directly for the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
Two other African teams will play an international repechage tournament, according to a system yet to be clarified.
CAN 2022 WOMEN: THE QUALIFICATIONS PROGRAM
M1 - Uganda - Ethiopia
M2 - Kenya - South Sudan
M3 - Eritrea - Burundi
M4 - Djibouti - Rwanda
M5 - Malawi - Zambia
M6 - Tanzania - Namibia
M7 - Zimbabwe - Eswatini
M8 - Angola - Botswana
M9 - Mozambique - South Africa
M10 - Algeria - Sudan
M11 - Egypt - Tunisia
M12 - Equatorial Guinea - DR Congo
M13 - Sao Tome and Principe - Togo
M14 - Congo - Gabon
M15 - Central African Republic - Cameroon
U16 - Sierra Leone - Gambia
U17 - Liberia - Senegal
M18 - Mali - Guinea
M19 - Guinea-Bissau - Mauritania
M20 - Burkina Faso - Benin
U21 - Nigeria - Ghana
M22 - Niger - Ivory Coast
M1 winner - M2 winner
Winner M3 - Winner M4
Winner M5 - Winner M6
Winner M7 - Winner M8
Winner M9 - Winner M10
Winner U11 - Winner U12
U13 winner - U14 winner
U15 winner - U16 winner
U17 winner - U18 winner
U19 winner - U20 winner
Winner U21 - Winner U22
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