2020 AWCON: Super Falcons Await Niger/Togo in Expanded Qualifiers

Super Falcons line up

Nigeria’s Senior women national team Super Falcons will face either of Togo or Niger in the second round of the 2020 Africa Women Cup of Nations Qualifiers scheduled to commence November 23 and end December 1st.

The draws were conducted on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Cairo, Egypt. However, the competition is yet to have a scheduled venue after Congo wrote to CAF about their inability to host the tournament.

For the first time, 36 nations will be battling to take part in the main event after Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced the expansion of the tournament from eight to twelve teams to allow for the development of women football.

Defending champions Nigeria were omitted from the first round of the qualifiers and will await the winner of the Round 1 encounter between Niger and Togo.

Also, 2018 hosts Ghana, two-time champions Equatorial Guinea, South Africa, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Mali and Morocco have been given first round byes and will be part of the qualifications in the second round.

The first round matches will be played in April 2020 while the second round matches have been fixed to be played between the 1st and 9th of June 2020.

Nigeria laboured to beat South Africa one year ago to win their 9th AWCON title.

However, the team failed to secure qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics shortly after former Coach Thomas Dennerby resigned.

First round fixtures:

Zambia vs Mozambique

Malawi vs Eswatini

Zimbabwe vs Mauritius

Namibia vs Botswana

Gabon vs Central Africa

Angola vs Congo

DR Congo vs Sao Tome and Principe

Tanzania vs Kenya

Burundi vs Uganda

Ethiopia vs Djibouti

Liberia vs Senegal

Gambia vs Guinea Bissau

Togo vs Niger

Algeria vs Burkina Faso