The Super Falcons of Nigeria have been given automatic qualification, alongside the other teams that participated in the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) held in Ghana, to the 2019 All African Games.
According to ACLSports, the new regulations introduced by CAF have will cancel qualification matches for the All African Games women football tournament which were due to commence in February and end in April 2019.
The 2018 AWCON is now the criteria to participate in the 2019 All African Games holding in Rabat from August 23 to September 3, with athletes from 53 nations.
The nine-time African champions, Nigeria will once again square up against the likes of 2018 AWCON runners-up South Africa, Ghana, Mali, Zambia, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, and Algeria.
However, the situation of Morocco’s women team remains unsolved as they are host of the All African Games but did not play at the AWCON.
Morocco stepped in to replace Equatorial Guinea which backed down from hosting the 2019 All African Games, citing economic issues.
Ghana are defending champions of the All African Games women football tournament after defeating Cameroon 1-0 in the final of the 2015 edition held in Congo Brazzaville.