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2022 CAF WCL: Bayelsa Queens To Know Group Opponents Friday

2022 CAF WCL: Bayelsa Queens To Know Group Opponents Friday

Nigeria’s Bayelsa Queens will know their group opponents on Friday, 9 September, 2022, when the draw for the 2022 CAF Women’s Champions League will hold, reports.

According to a statement released by CAF Communications Department on Thursday, the draw will hold in Rabat, Morocco.

“The official draw for the TotalEnergies CAF Women’s Champions League 2022 will take place on Friday, 09 September 2022 at Mohammed VI Technical Centre in Rabat, Morocco.

“The draw will be conducted at 11h30 local time.

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“Eight teams will participate in the tournament scheduled from 31 October 2022 to 13 November 2022 in Morocco, a country which hosted the successful TotalEnergies Women’s Africa Cup of Nations last July.

“The participating teams to the TotalEnergies CAF Women’s Champions League have responded to the new CAF Club Licensing criteria and they represent all the six zonal unions.

“To complete the number of participants, UNIFFAC representative will be revealed after the conclusion of the zonal tournament set to take place from 10 to 16 September 2022 in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.”

So far the seven teams that have booked their place for the second edition are Zambia’s Green Buffaloes (COSAFA Champions), Determine Girls FC of Liberia ( WAFU A Champions), Simba Queens FC of Tanzania (CECAFA Champions), Nigeria’s Bayelsa Queens (WAFU B Champions, hosts team AS FAR of Morocco), Wadi Degla FC of Egypt (UNAF Champions) and Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies of South Africa (CAF Women’s Champions League title holders and COSAFA runners up).

Bayelsa Queens are the second Nigerian club to qualify for the tournament after Rivers Angels featured at the maiden edition in Egypt in 2021.

Bayelsa Queens thrashed Ghana’s Ampem Darkoa Ladies 3-0 in the final this weekend to win WAFU B Qualifiers’ tournament at the Yamoussoukro Stadium in Côte d’Ivoire.

By James Agberebi

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