CAF Olympic qualifiers: Everything you need to know

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Twenty-three nations have entered the qualifiers – the most number to feature in a CAF Women’s Olympic qualification campaign.

Four qualifying rounds will take place from April to November 2019 in a home-and-away series format.

The final will be contested in two legs. The final will be held in January 2020.

The winner will qualify for the Women’s Olympic football tournament at Tokyo 2020, while the runner-up will contest a play-off against Chile, who finished in second place in South America’s qualifying tournament.

Africa normally has two Olympic slots. However, when the Games are held in Asia, Africa and South America give up half a slot each to make the one slot that goes to AFC’s hosting nation.

This half slot is filled by the play-off between Chile and the team that finishes second in the CAF qualifying.

Previous CAF qualifying nations

1996: None

The 8 quarter-finalists in the 1995 World Cup qualified for the Olympics

2000: Nigeria

The 8 quarter-finalists in the 1999 World Cup qualified for the Olympics

2004: Nigeria

The first time the CAF Women’s Olympic qualifiers were held

2008: Nigeria

Africa had one and a half slots. Ghana lost to Brazil in the inter-confederation playoffs

2012: South Africa & Cameroon

2016: South Africa & Zimbabwe

Results

*A walkover, also W.O. or w/o (originally two words: “walk over”) is the awarding of a victory to a contestant because there are no other contestants or the other contestants have been disqualified or have forfeited.

Round one

Côte d’Ivoire w/o Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone w/o Côte d’Ivoire

Mali 3–1 Morocco (03/04/19)

Morocco 2–2 Mali (07/04/19)

Algeria 2–0 Chad (04/04/19)

Chad 1-1 Algeria (09/04/19)

Ethiopia 3–2 Uganda (03/04/19)

Uganda 0–1 Ethiopia (06/04/19)

Tanzania 2–2 DR Congo (05/04/19)

DR Congo 1–0 Tanzania (09/04/19)

Gabon 0–2 Congo (03/04/19)

Congo 0–2 (3p-5p) Gabon (09/04/19)

Malawi 11–0 Mozambique (04/04/19)

Mozambique 0–3 Malawi (09/04/19)

Angola w/o Zambia

Zambia w/o Angola

Botswana 1–0 Namibia (05/04/19)

Namibia 2–2 Botswana (09/04/19)

Second round

Cote d’Ivoire 3–0 Mali (31/08/19)

Mali 0–0 Côte d’Ivoire (03/09/19)

Algeria 0–2 Nigeria (28/08/19)

Nigeria 1–0 Algeria (03/09/19)

Ethiopia 1–1 Cameroon (26/08/19)

Cameroon 0–0 Ethiopia (03/09/19)

DR Congo w/o Equatorial Guinea (28/08/19)

Equatorial Guinea w/o DR Congo (01/09/19)

Gabon 0–3 Ghana (28/08/19)

Ghana 2–0 Gabon (03/09/19)

Malawi 3–2 Kenya (28/08/19)

Kenya 3–0 Malawi (01/09/19)

Zambia 5–0 Zimbabwe (28/08/19)

Zimbabwe w/o Zambia (01/09/19)

Botswana 0–0 South Africa (30/08/19)

South Africa 0–0 (2p–3p) Botswana (03/09/19)

Quarter-Finals

Cote d’Ivoire 0–0 Nigeria (03/10/2019)

Nigeria 1–1 Cote d’Ivoire (07/10/2019)

Cameroon 2–0 DR Congo (03/10/19)

DR Congo 2–1 Cameroon (08/10/19)

Ghana 0–0 Kenya (04/10/2019)

Kenya 1–0 Ghana (08/10/2019)

Zambia 1–0 Botswana (02/10/2019)

Botswana 0–2 Zambia (08/10/2019)

Semi-Finals

Cote d’Ivoire 0-0 Cameroon (09/11/19)

Cameroon 2-1 Cote d’Ivoire (12/11/19)

Kenya 2-2 Zambia (8/11/2019)

Zambia 1-0 Kenya (11/11/19)

Final

Cameroon vs Zambia (13/01/20)

Zambia vs Cameroon (22/01/20)

The winner qualifies for Tokyo 2020 and the runner-up will play Chile in a final play-off.