The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has postponed the qualifiers for the women’s Africa Cup of Nations, Morocco 2022, to October.

The race towards African Women Football showpiece was initially scheduled to kick off on Monday, 10 May 2021.

“This move, which is consistent with the decision to postpone men’s FIFA World Cup 2022™ African Qualifiers, is as a result of the constraints posed by the Covid19 pandemic in Africa and also infrastructure challenges in the continent,” Caf stated on their website.

As a result, Sierra Leone will take on the Gambia during the FIFA window of 18th to 26th October 2021. The winner advance to the second and final round in the FIFA window of 14th to 23rd February 2022.

The 2022 Africa Women Cup of Nations, officially known as the Total Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, will be the 12th edition of the Africa Women Cup of Nations.

44 Member Associations will take part in this qualifying phase, hosts Morocco qualified automatically for the final tournament.

The Africa Cup in Morocco will be the first edition organized in the format of 12 teams.

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