The confederation of African Football (CAF) has made the kickoff dates for the hugely anticipated and long awaited TotalEnergies Caf women’s champions league public knowledge.
This they did through their official website and respective social media platforms, thereby provoking more excitement from the women football fraternity across the continent.
It will be the inaugural edition with the city of Cairo, Egypt monopolizing the hosting rights for a tournament that only commences in approximately a month and a half from now (between 5th and 19th November 2021).
Eight teams from six regions will tussle out for this special championship that will see female footballers exploit yet another platform towards professional exposures and stints.
The host region, North Africa, as with the region that produces the defending champion of the Africa women championship (AWCON) will each provide two teams, one team from Wafu A.
The Cosafa, Cecafa and UNIFFAC regions will also produce a single team. For the case of the Cecafa region, Kenyan side Vihiga Queens have already confirmed their participation in the forthcoming competition.
They did so thanks to their 2-1 win against Ethiopian side Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) in the finals of the CECAFA Women Champions League regional qualifier tournament (CECAFA Samia Cup) hosted in Tanzania a week ago.
Below are the teams and their corresponding regions of representation, plus countries of origin
- Wadi Degla- North Africa (Egypt)
- ASFAR FC – North Africa (Morocco)
- Rivers United -WAFU B (Nigeria)
- Hasaacas Ladies – WAFU B (Ghana)
- As Mande WAFU A (Mali)
- Vihiga Queens – CECAFA (Kenya)
- Mamelodi Sundowns -COSAFA (South Africa)
- Malabo kings – UNIFFAC (Guinea)