Super Falcons Set For US Tourney After CAF Postpones AWCON 2022 Qualifiers

The Super Falcons are now free to play in the WNT Summer Series in the United States next month following the postponement of the first round of qualifiers for the 2022 CAF Women’s Africa Cup of Nation.

The Super Falcons had been set for the US tournament billed for 10-16 June but the scheduling of their two-legged 2022 AWCON qualifier against the Black Queens of Ghana in the first round of qualifying between 7-15 June put their participation in doubt.

That uncertainty has now been cleared after the Confederation of African Football announced the 2022 AWCON qualifiers have been pushed back because of Covid-19 restrictions in Africa.

According to CAF, all first round qualifying matches for the tournament which will hold in Morocco will now be played from 18-26 October 2021 with the second round set for 14-23 February 2022.

The development leaves nine-time African champions Nigeria free to compete in the four-nation WNT Summer Series alongside the USA, Jamaica and Portugal.

The tournament will run and will see the Super Falcons face Jamaica in Houston on the 10th before taking on Portugal three days later at the same BBVA Stadium. Their last match is against four-time world champions at the Q2 Stadium on 16 June.