Women’s football is continuously winning the hearts of people the World over and Africa is the latest to register a record attendance in a single game.
The 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations semifinal between hosts Morocco and record holders Nigeria had 45,562 people in attendance.
Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium was filled to the rafters as the Atlas Lionesses ejected the Super Falcons on Monday to set a record attendance ever in the history of African Women’s football.
The game ended 1-1 after extra time but it is Morocco that went through following a 5-4 victory in the penalty shootouts.
That could as well be broken on Saturday, July 23 as Morocco play their first ever final against now five-time finalists South Africa at the same Stadium.
Meanwhile, the World’s all-time record attendance in Women’s football was registered in the UEFA Women’s Champions League semifinal between Barcelona and Wolfsburg in April 2022.
At Camp Nou, 91,648 supporters attended the Spanish giants’ 5-1 demolishing of the German outfit.
On the other hand, England against Austria in the 2022 Women’s Euro opener set a record attendance as far as Women’s football in Europe is concerned.
As the England Lionesses edged Austria 1-0 on July 7, 2022, Manchester United’s Old Trafford was filled to capacity with 68,781 fans in attendance.