On Friday, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) made the draw for the Women’s CAN 2022. The competition will take place from July 2 to 23, 2022 in Morocco and the host country has inherited a very affordable group A against Senegal , Burkina Faso and Uganda, so many selections which, like him, have never passed the first round, nor even participated in the last editions. The opening match will also oppose Reynald Pedros’ Atlas Lionesses to Burkina Faso, a newcomer. It will be July 2 at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Sports Complex in Rabat. This group looks very open especially since this first CAN with 12 teams will see the two best 3rd (out of 3) qualify for the quarter-finals along with the first two of each group.
Triple defending champion, Nigeria inherited in group C from South Africa, which they had beaten in the final of the previous edition (0-0, 4-3 pens). This shock will take place from the 1st day! During the next two, it will be Burundi and Botswana on the program, two newcomers.
Finally, Cameroon and Zambia will start as favorites in Group B. Always present in the last four since 2002, the Indomitable Lionesses will find the “Copper Queens”, who had beaten them in the controversy during the last round of the playoffs of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games! Tunisia, back 14 years after their only participation, and Togo, another newcomer, will start from further away, but can aim for 3rd place .
Group A: Morocco, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Uganda
Group B: Cameroon, Zambia, Tunisia, Togo
Group C: Nigeria, South Africa, Burundi, Botswana
The 2022 Women’s AFCON calendar