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WAFCON clash between Egypt and South Sudan
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The next Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) is going to take place in 2024, and it's going to be hosted by Morocco, which also staged the last tournament.

The South African Women's team Banyana Banyana are the defending champions of the WAFCON; they defeated Morocco 2-1 in the final of the 2022 edition.

Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis masterminded the win for Banyana as they created history in achieving their first ever senior women's title.

The Nigerian women's team, Super Falcons, are the most decorated side in WAFCON history, with nine titles.

The 2024 edition of the tournament will see 12 teams battling it out for the ultimate prize. While Morocco is the host, 11 slots will be up for grabs in the qualies. It'll be interesting to see which teams make it into the competition proper.

Super Falcons WAFCON Qualifiers news

The Super Falcons will lock horns with Cape Verde or Liberia for a place at next year’s WAFCON in Morocco following Sao Tome and Principe pulling out of a first round qualifying match.

Sao Tome were supposed to face the nine-time African champions between October 22 and 26 before they decided to let go of the tournament.

As a result of this withdrawal, the Super Falcons have advanced to the second round of the 2024 WAFCON qualifiers, where they will face the winners of the first round tie between Cape Verde and Liberia.

The second qualifiers have been fixed between November 27 and December 5 and the winner will march on to the tournament proper in Morocco, 2024.

The Super Falcons finished in fourth place at last year’s WAFCON that was also hosted by Morocco.

Banyana Banyana WAFCON Qualifiers news

Banyana will not take part in the first qualifying round as they've been waved off. However, they will return in the second round to face the winner of Eswatini vs Burkina Faso first round tie.

In an interview with Sunday World, the coach of Banyana Banyana Desiree Ellis spoke about the team's schedule and preparation for the next WAFCON tournament.

“I think WAFCON is very far away, it is only next year, but we have a final qualifier in November and December,” Ellis told Sunday World recently.

“We only look at what is in front of us to prepare for that, because we want to make sure that we secure qualification before going to the tournament.

“We have a tour to the US, the COSAFA, the Olympic qualifiers, and then the WAFCON qualifiers. The USA is ideal preparation to make us ready for that.

WAFCON First Round Qualifying Fixtures and Results

The first leg Round One qualies started 19 September, and will run through to 22 September.

First Leg: 19 September 2023

  • Angola 3-0 Sudan (W.O)

20 September 2023

  • Eswatini 2-3 Burkina Faso
  • Rwanda 0-7 Ghana
  • Uganda 1-2 Algeria
  • Egypt vs South Sudan

21 September 2023

  • Equatorial Guinea 3-0 Libya (W.O)
  • Gambia vs Nambia
  • Guinea vs Mauritius
  • Guinea Bissau vs Congo

22 September 2023

  • Nigeria 3-0 Sao Tome & Principe (W.O)
  • Burundi vs Ethiopia
  • DR Congo vs Benin
  • Gabon vs Botswana
  • Tunisia vs Niger
  • Djibouti vs Togo
  • Ivory Coast vs Tanzania
  • CAR vs Mali
  • Cape Verde vs Liberia
  • Senegal vs Mozambique
  • Cameroon vs Kenya

WAFCON First Round Qualifying Fixtures and Results

The second leg Round One qualies will run between 24 and 26 September.

Second Leg: 24 September 2023

  • South Sudan vs Egypt
  • Namibia vs Gambia

25 September 2023

  • Libya 0-3 Equatorial – (W.O)
  • Sudan 0-3 Angola
  • Mozambique vs Senegal

26 September 2023

  • Sao Tome & Principe 0-3 Nigeria – (W.O)
  • Kenya vs Cameroon
  • Ethiopia vs Burundi
  • Botswana vs Gabon
  • Tanzania vs Ivory Coast
  • Mauritius vs Guinea
  • Congo vs Guinea Bissau
  • Liberia vs Cape Verde
  • Niger vs Tunisia
  • Togo vs Djibouti
  • Benin vs DR Congo
  • Burkina Faso vs Eswatini
  • Ghana vs Rwanda
  • Mali vs Central African Republic
  • Algeria vs Uganda

This article was most recently revised and updated 5 days ago

Joseph is a graduate engineer turned sports writer, he has covered lots of sports stories, match previews and predictions across various leagues on the planet.

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