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CAF postpones AWCON Qualifiers

Confederation of African Football (CAF) has postponed the 2022 African Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) Qualifiers slated to take place from June 7-15, 2021.

In a letter sent to General Secretaries by CAF, it was confirmed that the qualifiers have been postponed just like that of the men’s World Cup Qualifiers due to COVID-19 conditions and restrictions in some countries.

Confederation of African Football (CAF) has postponed the 2022 African Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) Qualifiers slated to take place from June 7-15, 2021.

In a letter sent to General Secretaries by CAF, it was confirmed that the qualifiers have been postponed just like that of the men’s World Cup Qualifiers due to COVID-19 conditions and restrictions in some countries.

“CAF Organizing Committee of Women Football decided to postpone the qualifiers of the women Africa Cup of Nations, Morocco 2022 In line with the postponement of the Men World Cup Qualifiers.
The reasons for the postponements were based on the actual conditions of certain stadiums in Africa and the restrictions related to COVID19.” The letter read.

The first round of the Qualifiers will now take place during FIFA windows of 18-26 October 2021, while the second round will take place from 14-23 February 2022.

“The 1st round will now take place in the FIFA window of 18 to 26 October 2021 and the second round will take place in the FIFA window of 14th to 23rd February 2022.”

Super Falcons of Nigeria’s clash with Black Queens of Ghana headlines the first round draw of Morocco 2022 AWCON Qualifiers as one of the two West African Women’s football powers will not take part in the next AWCON as well as the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

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Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu

Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu popularly known as tobex is the Vice chairman of Sports writers Association of Nigeria , lagos Chapter. She Is also the Media Spokesperson of the Super Falcons of Nigeria. She is an award winning women's football writer. Tobex is also an ex footballer that was privileged to play in the first NFF organised women's league in 1990 as a player of Hamza Queens. Her last club as an active footballer was Ibom Angels as She paved way to further her education years ago. She is a Federal Government scholar , with a degree in Mass communication, a second degree in Public Relations and Advertising (Communication Studies). She is a Wife and Mother.

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