2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament

The 2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament was the 5th edition of the CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament, the quadrennial international football competition organised by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to determine which women's national teams from Africa qualify for the Olympic football tournament.

2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament
Tournament details
Dates3 April 2019 – 10 March 2020
Teams25 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions Zambia
Runners-up Cameroon
Tournament statistics
Matches played41
Goals scored100 (2.44 per match)
Top scorer(s)Zambia Grace Chanda (8 goals)
2015
2024

CAF was given 1.5 places for the 2020 Summer Olympics women's football tournament in Japan.[1] The winner of the qualifying tournament, Zambia, qualified directly, while runner-up Cameroon entered a play-off against the second-placed team from CONMEBOL, Chile.[2]

TeamsEdit

The 54 members of CAF were eligible to enter the qualifying competition, and a total of 25 national teams were in the qualifying draw, which was announced on 22 February 2019.[3] The seven teams which had the best performance in the qualifying competition for the 2016 Olympics were given a bye to the second round.

Equatorial Guinea were banned by FIFA from qualifying for the 2020 Summer Olympics.[4] However, they were still entered in the qualifying competition.

Bye to second round
(7 teams)
First round entrants
(18 teams)
Notes
  • Teams in bold qualified for the Olympics.
  • (D): Disqualified after draw
  • (W): Withdrew after draw
Did not enter

FormatEdit

Qualification ties are played on a home-and-away two-legged basis. If the aggregate score is tied after the second leg, the away goals rule is applied, and if still level, extra time is played. The away goals rule is again applied after extra time, and if still level, the penalty shoot-out is used to determine the winner.

ScheduleEdit

The schedule of the qualifying rounds is as follows.[5] All matches are played during the FIFA International Window.

Round Leg Date
First round First leg 1–9 April 2019
Second leg
Second round First leg 26 August – 3 September 2019
Second leg
Third round First leg 30 September – 8 October 2019
Second leg
Fourth round First leg 4–12 November 2019
Second leg
Fifth round First leg 2–11 March 2020
Second leg

BracketEdit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round Fifth round
  Ivory Coast w/o
  Sierra Leone   Ivory Coast 3 0 3
  Mali 3 2 5   Mali 0 0 0
  Morocco 1 2 3   Ivory Coast (a) 0 1 1
  Algeria 2 1 3   Nigeria 0 1 1
  Chad 0 1 1   Algeria 0 0 0
  Nigeria 2 1 3
  Ivory Coast 0 1 1
  Ethiopia 3 1 4   Cameroon 0 2 2
  Uganda 2 0 2   Ethiopia 1 0 1
  Cameroon (a) 1 0 1
  Cameroon 2 1 3
  Tanzania 2 0 2   DR Congo 0 2 2
  DR Congo 2 1 3   DR Congo w/o
  Equatorial Guinea
  Cameroon 3 1 4
  Gabon (p) 0 2 2 (5)   Zambia (a) 2 2 4
  Congo 2 0 2 (3)   Gabon 0 0 0
  Ghana 3 2 5
  Ghana 0 0 0
  Malawi 11 3 14   Kenya (a.e.t.) 0 1 1
  Mozambique 1 0 1   Malawi 3 0 3
  Kenya 2 3 5
  Kenya 2 0 2
  Angola   Zambia 2 1 3
  Zambia w/o   Zambia[note 1] 5 w/o
  Zimbabwe 0
  Zambia 1 2 3
  Botswana 1 2 3   Botswana 0 0 0
  Namibia 0 2 2   Botswana (p) 0 0 0 (3)
  South Africa 0 0 0 (2)


First roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Ivory Coast   w/o   Sierra Leone
Mali   5–3   Morocco 3–1 2–2
Algeria   3–1   Chad 2–0 1–1
Ethiopia   4–2   Uganda 3–2 1–0
Tanzania   2–3   DR Congo 2–2 0–1
Gabon   2–2 (5–3 p)   Congo 0–2 2–0 (a.e.t.)
Malawi   14–1   Mozambique 11–1 3–0
Angola   w/o   Zambia
Botswana   3–2   Namibia 1–0 2–2
Ivory Coast  Cancelled  Sierra Leone
Report
Sierra Leone  Cancelled  Ivory Coast
Report

Ivory Coast won on walkover due to FIFA's suspension of the Sierra Leone Football Association.[2]


Mali  3–1  Morocco
Report
Morocco  2–2  Mali
Report

Mali won 5–3 on aggregate.


Algeria  2–0  Chad
Report
Chad  1–1  Algeria
Report

Algeria won 3–1 on aggregate.


Ethiopia  3–2  Uganda
Report
Referee: Shahenda El-Maghrabi (Egypt)
Uganda  0–1  Ethiopia
Report
Phillip Omondi Stadium, Kampala
Referee: Aline Umutoni (Rwanda)

Ethiopia won 4–2 on aggregate.


Tanzania  2–2  DR Congo
Report
DR Congo  1–0  Tanzania
Report

DR Congo won 3–2 on aggregate.


Gabon  0–2  Congo
Report
Congo  0–2 (a.e.t.)  Gabon
Report
Penalties
3–5

2–2 on aggregate. Gabon won 5–3 on penalties.


Malawi  11–1  Mozambique
Report
Mozambique  0–3  Malawi
Report

Malawi won 14–1 on aggregate.


Angola  Cancelled  Zambia
Report
Zambia  Cancelled  Angola
Report

Zambia won on walkover after Angola withdrew.[2]


Botswana  1–0  Namibia
Report
Namibia  2–2  Botswana
Report

Botswana won 3–2 on aggregate.

Second roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Ivory Coast   3–0   Mali 3–0 0–0
Algeria   0–3   Nigeria 0–2 0–1
Ethiopia   1–1 (a)   Cameroon 1–1 0–0
DR Congo   w/o   Equatorial Guinea
Gabon   0–5   Ghana 0–3 0–2
Malawi   3–5   Kenya 3–2 0–3
Zambia   w/o[note 1]   Zimbabwe 5–0
Botswana   0–0 (3–2 p)   South Africa 0–0 0–0 (a.e.t.)
Ivory Coast  3–0  Mali
Parc des Sports, Treichville
Referee: Incaf El Harkaoui (Morocco)
Mali  0–0  Ivory Coast
Stade Mamadou Konaté, Bamako

Ivory Coast won 3–0 on aggregate.


Algeria  0–2  Nigeria
Nigeria  1–0  Algeria

Nigeria won 3–0 on aggregate.


Ethiopia  1–1  Cameroon
Cameroon  0–0  Ethiopia
Referee: Anaelle Omanda (Gabon)

1–1 on aggregate. Cameroon won on away goals.


DR Congo  Cancelled  Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial Guinea  Cancelled  DR Congo
Referee: Juliet Appiah (Ghana)

DR Congo won on walkover after Equatorial Guinea withdrew.[8]


Gabon  0–3  Ghana
Referee: Vincentia Amedome (Togo)
Ghana  2–0  Gabon

Ghana won 5–0 on aggregate.


Malawi  3–2  Kenya
Referee: Thanks Nyahuye (Zimbabwe)
Kenya  3–0  Malawi
Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos
Referee: Shamirah Nabadda (Uganda)

Kenya won 5–3 on aggregate.


Zambia  5–0  Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe  Cancelled[note 1]  Zambia

Zambia won on walkover after Zimbabwe failed to arrive for the second leg.


Botswana  0–0  South Africa
South Africa  0–0 (a.e.t.)  Botswana
Penalties
2–3

0–0 on aggregate. Botswana won 3–2 on penalties.

Third roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Ivory Coast   1–1 (a)   Nigeria 0–0 1–1
Cameroon   3–2   DR Congo 2–0 1–2
Ghana   0–1   Kenya 0–0 0–1 (a.e.t.)
Zambia   3–0   Botswana 1–0 2–0
Ivory Coast  0–0  Nigeria
Parc des Sports, Treichville
Referee: Vincentia Amedome (Togo)
Nigeria  1–1  Ivory Coast

1–1 on aggregate. Ivory Coast won on away goals.


Cameroon  2–0  DR Congo
Referee: Patience Madu (Nigeria)
DR Congo  2–1  Cameroon

Cameroon won 3–2 on aggregate.


Ghana  0–0  Kenya
Kenya  1–0 (a.e.t.)  Ghana

Kenya won 1–0 on aggregate.


Zambia  1–0  Botswana
Botswana  0–2  Zambia

Zambia won 3–0 on aggregate.

Fourth roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Ivory Coast   1–2   Cameroon 0–0 1–2
Kenya   2–3   Zambia 2–2 0–1
Ivory Coast  0–0  Cameroon
Parc des sports, Treichville
Cameroon  2–1  Ivory Coast
Referee: Akhona Makalima (South Africa)

Cameroon won 2–1 on aggregate.


Kenya  2–2  Zambia
Referee: Shamirah Nabadda (Uganda)
Zambia  1–0  Kenya

Zambia won 3–2 on aggregate.

Fifth roundEdit

The winner qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics, while the loser entered a play-off against a team from CONMEBOL.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Cameroon   4–4 (a)   Zambia 3–2 1–2
Cameroon  3–2  Zambia
Report
Referee: Bouchra Karboubi (Morocco)
Zambia  2–1  Cameroon
Report

4–4 on aggregate. Zambia won on away goals.

Qualified teams for Summer OlympicsEdit

The following team from CAF qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympic women's football tournament. Cameroon failed to qualify after they lost the play-off against the 2018 Copa América Femenina second-placed team, Chile.

Team Qualified on Previous appearances in Summer Olympics2
  Zambia 10 March 2020[9] 0 (debut)
2 Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.

GoalscorersEdit

There were 100 goals scored in 41 matches, for an average of 2.44 goals per match.

8 goals

6 goals

5 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Zimbabwe Football Association failed to field a side for the second leg against Zambia after the players refused to fulfill the fixture as they were owed allowances from the 2019 COSAFA Women's Championship.[6][7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "OC for FIFA Competitions approves procedures for the Final Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup". FIFA.com. 14 September 2017. Archived from the original on September 14, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Tokyo 2020: Sierra Leone disqualified, Angola withdraws". cafonline.com. CAF. 5 March 2019.
  3. ^ "African Women's Olympic qualifying tournament fixtures, dates released". goal.com. Goal. 22 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Equatorial Guinea expelled from Women's Olympic Football Tournament 2020". FIFA.com. 11 April 2016. Archived from the original on April 14, 2016.
  5. ^ "FIXTURES OF THE AFRICAN Qualifiers WOMEN'S OLYMPICS-TOKYO 2020" (PDF). cafonline.com. CAF.
  6. ^ Vickers, Steve; Mangunda, Yvonne (1 September 2019). "Zimbabwe's women boycott Olympic football qualifier against Zambia over unpaid fees". BBC Sport. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  7. ^ "Kenya outwit Malawi, through to third round". cafonline.com. CAF. 1 September 2019. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  8. ^ Mbala, Nana (28 August 2019). "La RDC gagne la Guinée Equatoriale par forfait". Radio Okapi (in French). Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  9. ^ "Zambia earn historic ticket to Tokyo 2020". FIFA.com. 10 March 2020.

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