When the draw for the 12th Women’s Africa Cup of Nations is scheduled for Monday, April 25th, 2022, the Super Falcons of Nigeria will know their group stage opponents.
The Nigeria Football Federation confirmed this in a statement on Friday.
Connectley Naija News recalls that Nigeria overcame Cote d’Ivoire in the qualifying finals with goals from newcomers Ifeoma Onumonu and Esther Okoronkwo.
In the previous round, Uchenna Kanu scored both goals in Lagos to help the Falcons defeat Ghana’s Black Queens, who won the return leg 1-0 in Accra.
Nigeria won the Women Africa Cup of Nations (formerly known as the African Women Championship) for the first time in 1998, and has since won seven more championships. The only two instances in the competition’s history that the Super Falcons did not win were when the tournaments were held in Equatorial Guinea, in 2008 and 2012.
The four semi-finalists will represent Africa at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup finals in Australia/New Zealand, which will be held in Morocco from July 2nd to July 23rd.
Morocco, Nigeria, Uganda, Burundi, Zambia, Togo, Senegal, Tunisia, Botswana, Cameroon, South Africa, and Burkina Faso are among the 12 teams who have qualified for the 12th Women’s Africa Cup of Nations.