Morocco takes over from Ghana as next Africa Women’s Cup of Nations host

Morocco will be the host country for the 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations, the Confederation of African Football has announced.

This is part of the key decisions the CAF Executive Committee took when they met on Friday, 15 January in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Congo had been due to welcome to the competition in 2020 until they pulled out in July 2019, leaving the event without a host before it was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic a year later.

Before the cancellation, CAF agreed to expand the participating countries of the African Women’s Cup of Nations from 8 to 12.

A record total of 36 women’s national teams are expected to enter the qualifying rounds and battle for the 11 slots for the main tournament in 2022.

Morocco becomes the first North African Country to host the flagship tournament.

The last Women’s Afcon was hosted by Ghana, and was won by the Super Falcons of Nigeria.

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