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African Women’s Paris 2024 Olympics qualifiers get underway!



The road to the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics African qualifiers in the women’s division officially gets underway this week with some exciting clashes to look forward to.

The first three African spots in the men’s qualifiers were officially concluded in Morocco at the CAF U-23 Africa Cup of Nations when Morocco, Egypt and Mali booked their respective places to the global showpiece next year.

The Women’s division officially gets underway with some exciting clashes to look forward to this week as the first legs take place between 12 July and 18 July.

Two spots are reserved for Africa in the women’s division which will be contested for by 25 nations.

The action gets underway on Wednesday, 12 July as Burkina Faso welcomes Mali to the Stade de l’amitie General Mathieu Kerekou for the first leg scheduled for 15h30 GMT.


Two days later, Guinea Bissau welcomes Benin for a 16H00 GMT Kick off at the Estadio 24 Setembro, while Ghana faces off against Guinea in a match that will take place at the same time at the Accra Stadium.

The action continues on Monday, 17 July when Ethiopia plays host to Chad in a fixture that will take place at 12h30 GMT at the Abebe Bekila Stadium in Addis Ababa.

The first round of qualifiers draws to a close on Tuesday, 18 July when Rwanda welcomes Uganda to the Kigali Pele Stadium for a 15H00 GMT kick off while Equatorial Guinea faces Namibia at the Malabo Stadium at the same time.

Meanwhile, Cote D’Ivoire, Tanzania as well as Congo DR gain automatic qualification to the next round following the cancellation of their opponents – which were Sierra Leone for Cote D’Ivoire, Congo for Tanzania as well as Mozambique for Congo DR.

For a full list of home and away fixtures of the first round of Paris 2024 Summer Olympics Africa Women’s Qualifiers,


2024 Paris Summer Olympics African Women’s Qualifying Fixtures:

12 July 2023

  • Burkina Faso vs Mali 15h30 GMT
  • Uganda vs Rwanda 13h00 GMT

13 July 2023

  • Ethiopia vs Chad 12h30 GMT
  • Namibia vs Equatorial Guinea 13h00 GMT

14 July 2023

  • Guinea Bissau vs Benin 16h00 GMT
  • Guinea vs Ghana 16h00 GMT

17 July 2023

  • Chad vs Ethiopia 13h00 GMT

18 July 2023

  • Rwanda vs Uganda 13h00 GMT
  • Equatorial Guinea vs Namibia 15h00 GMT
  • Ghana vs Guinea 16h00 GMT
  • Benin vs Guinea Bissau 16h00 GMT
  • Mali vs Burkina Faso 16h30 GMT

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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