The 2022 Africa Women Cup of Nations qualification is a women's football competition which will decide the participating teams of the 2022 Africa Women Cup of Nations, and which in turn is part of the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification.
|Dates||18–26 October 2021 and 14–23 February 2022|
|Teams||44 (from 1 confederation)|
|Goals scored||155 (4.08 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Neddy Atieno|
Qualification ties were to be played on a home-and-away two-legged basis. If the aggregate score was tied after the second leg, the away goals rule would be applied, and if still tied, the penalty shoot-out (no extra time) would be used to determine the winner.
A record total of 44 (out of 54) Confederation of African Football (CAF) member national teams entered the qualifying rounds. The draw was held on 10 May 2021 at the CAF headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.
- In the first round, the 44 teams were drawn into 22 ties, with teams divided into four pots based on their geographical zones and those in the same pot drawn to play against each other.
- In the second round, the 22 preliminary round winners allocated into 11 ties based on the first round tie numbers.
|First round entrants (44 teams)|
(8 from CECAFA)
(10 from COSAFA)
(4 from UNAF)
(8 from UNIFFAC)
(8 from WAFU A)
(6 from WAFU B)
- Teams in bold qualified for the final tournament.
- (W): Withdrew after draw
Did not enterEdit
|First round||First leg||18–26 October 2021|
|Second round||First leg||14–23 February 2022|
|Team 1||Agg.||Team 2||1st leg||2nd leg|
|Uganda||2–2 (2–1 p)||Ethiopia||2–0||0–2|
|Equatorial Guinea||w/o[C]||DR Congo||—||—|
|São Tomé and Príncipe||w/o[D]||Togo||0–5||—|
|Central African Republic||0–3||Cameroon||0–1||0–2|
- Djibouti won on walkover and advanced to the second round after Rwanda withdrew before the first leg citing lack of preparation due to no local championship being contested since 2018.
- The second leg match between Sudan and Algeria initially scheduled for 26 October was postponed to a later date due to security concerns following the October 2021 Sudanese coup d'état.
- Equatorial Guinea won on walkover and advanced to the second round after DR Congo failed to appear for the first leg.
- Togo won on walkover and advanced to the second round after São Tomé and Príncipe withdrew from the second leg in Togo.
2–2 on aggregate. Uganda won 2–1 on penalties.
Kenya won 15–1 on aggregate.
Burundi won 6–0 on aggregate.
Djibouti won on walkover after Rwanda withdrew before the first leg citing lack of preparation due to no local championship being contested since 2018.
Zambia won 4–3 on aggregate.
Namibia won 5–3 on aggregate.
Zimbabwe won 6–1 on aggregate.
Botswana won 7–1 on aggregate.
South Africa won 13–0 on aggregate.
Tunisia won 7–2 on aggregate.
|Equatorial Guinea||Cancelled||DR Congo|
|DR Congo||Cancelled||Equatorial Guinea|
Equatorial Guinea won on walkover and advanced to the second round after DR Congo failed to appear for the first leg.
|São Tomé and Príncipe||0–5||Togo|
Togo won on walkover after São Tomé and Príncipe withdrew from the second leg in Togo.
2–2 on aggregate. Gabon won on away goals.
Cameroon won 3–0 on aggregate.
Gambia won 3–1 on aggregate.
Senegal won 8–1 on aggregate.
Mali won 4–2 on aggregate.
Guinea-Bissau won 2–0 on aggregate.
Burkina Faso won 5–2 on aggregate.
Nigeria won 2–1 on aggregate.
Ivory Coast won 20–0 on aggregate.
Matches will be played on 13 February and 17 February 2022. Winners will qualify for the 2022 Africa Women Cup of Nations.
|Team 1||Agg.||Team 2||1st leg||2nd leg|
|Uganda||Match 23||Kenya||Feb 13||Feb 17|
|Burundi||Match 24||Djibouti||Feb 13||Feb 17|
|Zambia||Match 25||Namibia||Feb 13||Feb 17|
|Zimbabwe||Match 26||Botswana||Feb 13||Feb 17|
|South Africa||Match 27||First round winner Match 10||Feb 13||Feb 17|
|Tunisia||Match 28||Equatorial Guinea||Feb 13||Feb 17|
|Togo||Match 29||Gabon||Feb 13||Feb 17|
|Cameroon||Match 30||Gambia||Feb 13||Feb 17|
|Senegal||Match 31||Mali||Feb 13||Feb 17|
|Guinea-Bissau||Match 32||Burkina Faso||Feb 13||Feb 17|
|Nigeria||Match 33||Ivory Coast||Feb 13||Feb 17|
|Team||Appearance||Previous best performance|
|Morocco (hosts)||3rd||Group stage (1998, 2000)|
There have been 155 goals scored in 38 matches, for an average of 4.08 goals per match (as of 26 October 2021). Players highlighted in bold are still active in the competition.
- Fatima Bara
- Lydia Belkacemi
- Imène Merrouche
- Noëlie Abamon
- Léa Fachina
- Thuto Ramafifi
- Limata Nikiéma
- Barkissa Sawadogo
- Joëlle Bukuru
- Eliane Bodolo
- Ajara Nchout
- Jeannette Yango
- Vanella Loufoua
- Aïcha Yamounou
- Dana Nada
- Laila Sherif
- Lesego Mokgale
- Loza Abera
- Senaf Wakuma
- Flora Bouyi
- Reine Edzoumou
- Ola Buwaru
- Fatou Kanteh
- Ruggy Joof
- Princella Adubea
- Mabinty Camara
- Adama Mané
- Tchaloda Man
- Jessica Aby
- Binta Diakité
- Bernadette Kakounan
- Inès Konan
- Lydia Akoth
- Janet Bundi
- Lucy Kikeh
- Wezzie Mvula
- Asimenye Simwaka
- Sabinah Thom
- Agueissa Diarra
- Binta Diarra
- Zainab Macauley
- Noxolo Cesane
- Sibulele Holweni
- Melinda Kgadiete
- Bambanani Mbane
- Janine van Wyk
- Amy Lasu
- Stumai Athumani
- Opa Clement
- Mwanahamis Shurua
- Bertille Konou
- Mafille Woedikou
- Sabrine Ellouzi
- Leïla Maknoun
- Riticia Nabbosa
- Fauzia Najjemba
- Grace Chanda
- Lushomo Mweemba
- Shyline Dambamuromo
- Maudy Mafuruse
- Emmaculate Msipa
- Priviledge Mupeti
1 own goal
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