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Africa Women Cup of Nations 2022: Schedule, Fixtures, Venues, and All You Need to Know

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Africa Women Cup of Nations 2022 Schedule Fixtures Venues and All You Need to Know

The Africa Women Cup of Nations [AWCON] in Morocco, the first starting around 2018 because of COVID-19, will act as the African qualifiers for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The 14th edition of the Africa Women Cup of Nations will include 12 teams from the landmass.

The biennial football showpiece has been extended to 12 teams by the Confederation of African Football from eight to make the championship more competitive.

AWCON 2022 will likewise act as the African capability for the 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup – with the best four teams qualifying all requirements for the global tournament slated for Australia and New Zealand, while two additional teams will progress to the inter-confederation play-offs.

The four semifinalists will book their spots, while two additional teams will go to the inter-confederation play-offs. The tournament, running from July 2-23, has been extended to 12 teams from eight, with Nigeria aiming for the 12th title.

A controversial qualifying system pitted two of Africa’s best teams in opposition to one another, so Ghana won’t be at the tournament subsequent to losing to Nigeria. Thusly, the Super Falcons’ fundamental challengers are South Africa, Cameroon, and Zambia, with Morocco and Tunisia the potential surprise packages.

Who are the defending champions of the Africa Women Cup of Nations?

Nigeria is the defending champions of the Africa Women Cup of Nations, having won it in 2018.

Which are the venues for the Africa Women Cup of Nations 2022?

Congo had been because host Africa in 2020 until they took out in July 2019, leaving the event without a host before the event was dropped due to the Covid pandemic a year after the fact.

Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea were running to take over from Congo however an absence of support from the government swiftly saw Caf hand the hosting rights to North African country Morocco on January 15, 2021.

All the matches will be played across three venues: Stade Moulay Hassan in Rabat, Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat, and Stade Mohammed V in Casablanca.

What are the groups of the Africa Women Cup of Nations 2022?

Group A: Morocco, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Uganda
Group B: Cameroon, Zambia, Tunisia, Togo
Group C: Nigeria, South Africa, Burundi, Botswana

AWCON 2022: Match schedule

RoundDate
Group StageJuly 2, 2022 – July 10, 2022.
Quarter-finalsJuly 13, 2022 – July 14, 2022
RepechageJuly 17, 2022
Semi-finalsJuly 18, 2022
Third place/FinalJuly 22-23, 2022

What are the fixtures of the Africa Women Cup of Nations 2022?

GROUP A Fixtures

DateTimeFixtureStadium
July 2, 20229:30 pmMorocco vs Bukina FasoPrince Moulay Abdellah Stadium, Rabat
July 3, 20224:00 pmSenegal vs UgandaPrince Moulay Abdellah Stadium, Rabat
July 5, 20226:00 pmBurkina Faso vs SenegalPrince Moulay Abdellah Stadium, Rabat
July 5, 20229:00 pmUganda vs MoroccoPrince Moulay Abdellah Stadium, Rabat
July 8, 20229:00 pmMorocco vs SenegalPrince Moulay Abdellah Stadium, Rabat
July 8, 20229:00 pmBurkina Faso vs UgandaStade Mohammed V, Casablanca

GROUP B FIXTURES

DateTimeFixtureStadium
July 3, 20226:00 pmCameroon vs ZambiaStade Mohammed V, Casablanca
July 3, 20229:00 pmTunisia  vs TogoStade Mohammed V, Casablanca
July 6, 20226:00 pmZambia vs TunisiaStade Mohammed V, Casablanca
July 6, 20229:00 pmTogo vs CameroonStade Mohammed V, Casablanca
July 9, 20229:00 pmCameroon vs ThailandStade Mohammed V, Casablanca
July 9, 20229:00 pmZambia vs IndonesiaStade Moulay Hassan, Rabat

GROUP C FIXTURES

DateTimeFixtureStadium
July 4, 20226:00 pmNigeria vs South AfricaStade Moulay Hassan, Rabat
July 4, 20229:00 pmBurundi  vs BotswanaStade Moulay Hassan, Rabat
July 7, 20226:00 pmSouth Africa vs BurundiStade Moulay Hassan, Rabat
July 7, 20229:00 pmBotswana  vs NigeriaStade Moulay Hassan, Rabat
July 10, 20229:00 pmSouth Africa vs BotswanaPrince Moulay Abdellah Stadium, Rabat
July 10, 20229:00 pmNigeria vs BurundStade Moulay Hassan, Rabat

How can I watch WAFCON 2022 from Africa?

The Women’s Africa Cup of Nations can be watched across Africa’s significant sports news channels.

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