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A stroll in the park for Super Falcons as road to WAFCON kicks-off today

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Nigeria’s Super Falcons have strolled into the next round of the qualifying series for   Women’s Africa Cup of Nations Morocco 2024 which  officially kick-off today.

Nigeria’s opponents, Sao Tome & Principe have pulled out  as the qualifiers get underway. They now await the aggregate winners of Cape Verde and Liberia.

For the 2024 edition, 40 Nations will enter the qualifying stages. In the first qualifying round, teams will play two matches against each other. The winner of the two matches will qualify for the second round, scheduled for November 2023.

In this stage of the qualification phase, two countries will be exempted. They are South Africa and Zambia, respectively reigning African champions and bronze medallists.

Qualifiers Schedule

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First Round: 20 – 26 September 2023

Second Round: 27 November – 05 December 2023

First-Round Fixtures

  • 09.2023: Senegal – Mozambique | 17h00 GMT – Thies/Stade lat-Dior
  • 09.2023: Egypt – South Sudan | 16h00 GMT – Petro Sports Stadium, Cairo
  • 09.2023: Central African Republic – Mali | 13h00 GMT – Stade de la Reunification de Douala
  • 09.2023: Guinea – Mauritius | 15h00 GMT – Stade General Lansana Conte, Nongo
  • 09.2023: Nigeria – São Tomé and Príncipe (Match cancelled due to withdrawal of  Soe Tome. Nigeria qualifies for next round)
  • 09.2023: Cape Verde – Liberia | 17h00 GMT – Estadio Nacional “Blue Shark” Cabo Verde
  • 09.2023: Uganda – Algeria | 15h00 GMT – FUFA Technical Centre, Jinja
  • 09.2023: Burundi – Ethiopia | 14h00 GMT – Abebe Bekila Stadium, Addis Ababa
  • 09.2023: Equatorial Guinea – Libya (Match cancelled due to withdrawal of Libya. Equatorial Guinea qualifies for the next round)
  • 09.2023: DR Congo – Benin | 14h30 GMT – Complexe Omnisports Stade des Martyrs, Kinshasa
  • 09.2023: Cote d’Ivoire – Tanzania | 15h30 GMT – Stade de Yamoussoukro, Yamoussoukro
  • 09.2023: Djibouti – Togo | 14h30 GMT – Stade de Kegue de Lome, Lome
  • 09.2023: Rwanda – Ghana | 13h00 GMT – Kigali Pele Stadium, Kigali
  • 09.2023: Gambia – Namibia | 15h00 GMT Stade El Abdi, El Jadida
  • 09.2023: Cameroon – Kenya | 18h00 GMT Stade de la Reunification de Douala, Douala
  • 09.2023: Gabon – Botswana |  14h30 GMT – Stade de la Renovation de Franceville
  • 09.2023: Tunisia – Niger | 15h00 GMT – Stade de Solimane, Solimane
  • 09.2023: Guinea Bissau – Congo | 15h30 –  Estadio 24 de Setembro, Bissau
  • 09.2023: Angola – Sudan (Match cancelled due to withdrawal of Sudan. Angola qualifies for the next round)
  • 09.2023 Eswatini – Burkina Faso | 14h00 GMT – Somhlolo National Stadium, Lobamba

 

Women’s AFCON Prize money:

Position Prize Money
Winner USD 500 000
Runner up USD 300 000
Semi-finalists (2) USD 225 000 x 2
Quarterfinalists (4) USD 175 000 x 4
3rd of the group USD 150 000 x 1
4th of the group (3) USD 100 000 x 3
TOTAL USD 2 400 000

 

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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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