The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has postponed the 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) qualifiers. As a result, the fixtures have now been relocated to October 2021 and February 2022.
CAF Deputy General Secretary Anthony Baffoe has released a statement that details the changes.
“The first round will now take place in the FIFA window of October 18-26 and the second round will take place in February 14-23, next year.”Embed from Getty Images
The change comes as some countries in Africa are seeing a resurgence of COVID-19 cases and delays in vaccine supplies. Additionally, certain poor stadium conditions were also a factor in the CAF’s decision.
The AWCON will take place in Morocco next year. For the top African teams, the tournament will act as a prelude to the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Australia and New Zealand will co-host that edition of the world championship.
Kenya women’s national football team appointed Charles Okere as their new head coach in April. He took over from David Ouma who left on mutual consent. Football Kenya Federation Premier League side Sofapaka FC later confirmed Ouma as their assistant coach.