AWCON 2018 teams qualify for 2019 All African Games

AWCON 2018 teams qualify for 2019 All African Games

All the teams that participated in the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) held in Ghana have been granted free qualification to the 2019 All African Games.

Due to new formalities, CAF have decided to cancel qualification matches for the All African Games women football tournament which were due to commence this month and end in April 2019.

The 2018 AWCON now stands as the criteria to participate in the 2019 All African Games holding in Rabat from August 23 to September 3, with athletes from 53 nations.

Qualified teams are therefore Africa’s reigning champions Nigeria, runners-up South Africa, Ghana, Mali, Zambia, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea and Algeria. All eight teams played at the 2018 AWCON.

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.

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