2022 Africa Women Cup of Nations qualification

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.

2022 Africa Women Cup of Nations qualification
Tournament details
Dates18–26 October 2021 and 14–23 February 2022
Teams44 (from 1 confederation)
Tournament statistics
Matches played38
Goals scored155 (4.08 per match)
Top scorer(s)Kenya Neddy Atieno
(6 goals)
2020
2024
All statistics correct as of 26 October 2021.

A total of 12 teams will qualify to play in the final tournament, including the hosts (Morocco) who qualified automatically.[1][2]

FormatEdit

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.[3]

DrawEdit

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.[4]

  • 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)
Pot A
(8 from CECAFA)
Pot B
(10 from COSAFA)
Pot C
(4 from UNAF)
Pot D
(8 from UNIFFAC)
Pot E
(8 from WAFU A)
Pot F
(6 from WAFU B)


Notes
  • Teams in bold qualified for the final tournament.
  • (W): Withdrew after draw

Did not enterEdit

ScheduleEdit

The first round matches were originally scheduled for June 2021, but were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa.[5]

Round Leg Date
First round First leg 18–26 October 2021[6]
Second leg
Second round First leg 14–23 February 2022
Second leg

First roundEdit

SummaryEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Uganda   2–2 (2–1 p)   Ethiopia 2–0 0–2
Kenya   15–1   South Sudan 8–0 7–1
Eritrea   0–6   Burundi 0–5 0–1
Djibouti   w/o[A]   Rwanda
Malawi   3–4   Zambia 1–1 2–3
Tanzania   3–5   Namibia 1–2 2–3
Zimbabwe   6–1   Eswatini 3–1 3–0
Angola   1–7   Botswana 1–5 0–2
Mozambique   0–13   South Africa 0–7 0–6
Algeria   Match 10   Sudan 14–0 P-P[B]
Egypt   2–7   Tunisia 2–6 0–1
Equatorial Guinea   w/o[C]   DR Congo
São Tomé and Príncipe   w/o[D]   Togo 0–5
Congo   2–2 (a)   Gabon 2–1 0–1
Central African Republic   0–3   Cameroon 0–1 0–2
Sierra Leone   1–3   Gambia 0–2 1–1
Liberia   1–8   Senegal 1–2 0–6
Mali   4–2   Guinea 2–2 2–0
Guinea-Bissau   2–0   Mauritania 1–0 1–0
Burkina Faso   5–2   Benin 2–1 3–1
Nigeria   2–1   Ghana 2–0 0–1
Niger   0–20   Ivory Coast 0–9 0–11

Notes:

  1. ^ 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.[7]
  2. ^ 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.[8]
  3. ^ Equatorial Guinea won on walkover and advanced to the second round after DR Congo failed to appear for the first leg.[9]
  4. ^ Togo won on walkover and advanced to the second round after São Tomé and Príncipe withdrew from the second leg in Togo.[10]

MatchesEdit

Uganda  2–0  Ethiopia
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Referee: Josephine Wanjiku (Kenya)
Ethiopia  2–0  Uganda
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Penalties
1–2

2–2 on aggregate. Uganda won 2–1 on penalties.


Kenya  8–0  South Sudan
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South Sudan  1–7  Kenya
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Kenya won 15–1 on aggregate.


Eritrea  0–5  Burundi
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Burundi  1–0  Eritrea
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Stade Urukundo, Ngozi

Burundi won 6–0 on aggregate.


Djibouti  Cancelled  Rwanda
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Rwanda  Cancelled  Djibouti
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Djibouti won on walkover after Rwanda withdrew before the first leg citing lack of preparation due to no local championship being contested since 2018.[7]


Malawi  1–1  Zambia
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Referee: Itumeleng Methikga (Botswana)
Zambia  3–2  Malawi
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Zambia won 4–3 on aggregate.


Tanzania  1–2  Namibia
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Namibia  3–2  Tanzania
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Referee: Nteboheleng Setoko (Lesotho)

Namibia won 5–3 on aggregate.


Zimbabwe  3–1  Eswatini
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Referee: Akhona Makalima (South Africa)
Eswatini  0–3  Zimbabwe
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Zimbabwe won 6–1 on aggregate.


Angola  1–5  Botswana
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Botswana  2–0  Angola
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Botswana won 7–1 on aggregate.


Mozambique  0–7  South Africa
Report
Referee: Tania Duarte (Angola)
South Africa  6–0  Mozambique
Report
Referee: Mercy Kayira (Malawi)

South Africa won 13–0 on aggregate.


Algeria  14–0  Sudan
Report
Referee: Asma Chouchane (Tunisia)
Sudan  v  Algeria
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Referee: Suzana Semere (Eritrea)

Egypt  2–6  Tunisia
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Referee: Bouchra Karboubi (Morocco)
Tunisia  1–0  Egypt
Report
Referee: Mame Coumba Faye (Senegal)

Tunisia won 7–2 on aggregate.


Equatorial Guinea  Cancelled  DR Congo
Report
Referee: Chancelle Ngakosso (Congo)
DR Congo  Cancelled  Equatorial Guinea
Report
Referee: Annael Omanda (Gabon)

Equatorial Guinea won on walkover and advanced to the second round after DR Congo failed to appear for the first leg.[9]


São Tomé and Príncipe  0–5  Togo
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Togo  Cancelled  São Tomé and Príncipe
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Togo won on walkover after São Tomé and Príncipe withdrew from the second leg in Togo.[10]


Congo  2–1  Gabon
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Gabon  1–0  Congo
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2–2 on aggregate. Gabon won on away goals.


Central African Republic  0–1  Cameroon
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Cameroon  2–0  Central African Republic
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Cameroon won 3–0 on aggregate.


Sierra Leone  0–2  Gambia
Report
Referee: Aïssatou Kanté (Guinea)
Gambia  1–1  Sierra Leone
Report

Gambia won 3–1 on aggregate.


Liberia  1–2  Senegal
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Senegal  6–0  Liberia
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Referee: Isatou Touray (Gambia)

Senegal won 8–1 on aggregate.


Mali  2–2  Guinea
Report
Referee: Shahenda El Maghrabi (Egypt)
Guinea  0–2  Mali
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Referee: Aïssata Boudy Lam (Mauritania)

Mali won 4–2 on aggregate.


Guinea-Bissau  1–0  Mauritania
Report
Referee: Sylvina Garnett (Liberia)
Mauritania  0–1  Guinea-Bissau
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Referee: Félicité Kourouma (Guinea)

Guinea-Bissau won 2–0 on aggregate.


Burkina Faso  2–1  Benin
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Benin  1–3  Burkina Faso
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Burkina Faso won 5–2 on aggregate.


Nigeria  2–0  Ghana
Report
Referee: Vincentia Amedome (Togo)
Ghana  1–0  Nigeria
Report
Referee: Zomadre Kore (Ivory Coast)

Nigeria won 2–1 on aggregate.


Niger  0–9  Ivory Coast
Report
Ivory Coast  11–0  Niger
Report

Ivory Coast won 20–0 on aggregate.

Second roundEdit

SummaryEdit

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

MatchesEdit

Uganda  v  Kenya
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Kenya  v  Uganda
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Burundi  v  Djibouti
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Djibouti  v  Burundi
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Zambia  v  Namibia
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Namibia  v  Zambia
Report

Zimbabwe  v  Botswana
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Botswana  v  Zimbabwe
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South Africa  vWinner 10
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Winner 10v  South Africa
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Tunisia  v  Equatorial Guinea
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Equatorial Guinea  v  Tunisia
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Togo  v  Gabon
Report
Gabon  v  Togo
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Cameroon  v  Gambia
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Gambia  v  Cameroon
Report

Senegal  v  Mali
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Mali  v  Senegal
Report

Guinea-Bissau  v  Burkina Faso
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Burkina Faso  v  Guinea-Bissau
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Nigeria  v  Ivory Coast
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Ivory Coast  v  Nigeria
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Qualified teamsEdit

Team Appearance Previous best performance
  Morocco (hosts) 3rd Group stage (1998, 2000)
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD

GoalscorersEdit

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.

6 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Originally to be played on 26 October 2021 at the Al Hilal Stadium in Omdurman, the Sudan v Algeria match was postponed due to security concerns following the October 2021 Sudanese coup d'état.[8][11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Record entry as Caf releases African Women's Cup of Nations qualifying fixtures and dates". Goal.com. 5 December 2019. Retrieved 16 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Decisions of CAF Executive Committee – 15 January 2021". CAF. 15 January 2021.
  3. ^ "Regulations of the Women Africa Cup of Nations" (PDF). CAF.
  4. ^ "Draw 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup Qualifiers". CAF. 10 May 2021. Retrieved 16 June 2021.
  5. ^ "Total AFCON 2022 qualifiers postponed". CAF. 13 June 2021.
  6. ^ "Fixtures of the First Round of the TotalEnergies Women's AFCON 2022 Qualifiers". CAF. 23 September 2021.
  7. ^ a b "Rwanda Government asks Federation to withdraw 2022 Women's AFCON qualifier". Sports News Africa. 13 October 2021. Retrieved 13 October 2021.
  8. ^ a b "Sudan – Algeria: the Greens will not play their return match". california18.com. CA18. 26 October 2021.
  9. ^ a b "CAF Statement on the Women's AFCON Qualifier: Equatorial Guinea vs DR Congo". CAF. 22 October 2021.
  10. ^ a b "Withdrawal of Sao Tome from the qualifiers of the TotalEnergies Women's AFCON 2022". CAF. 24 October 2021. Retrieved 24 October 2021.
  11. ^ "Media Statement on TotalEnergies Women's Africa Cup of Nations: Sudan vs Algeria". CAF. 25 October 2021. Retrieved 26 October 2021.