The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced the cancellation of the 2020 edition of the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) and the launch of the CAF Women’s Champions League.
CAF reached the above mentioned decision after a videoconference meeting by the executive committee.
A document containing the decisions made by the executive committee meeting reads: “Due to the unprecedented situation, the 2020 edition of the African Cup of Nations for women has been cancelled.
“At the same time, the executive committee announces the launch of the CAF Women’s Champions League in 2021. The format of the competition and other details around the event will be communicated in due course.”
Things began to go South when CAF couldn’t find a host after Congo pulled out despite being awarded the hosting rights. Then the COVID-19 virus struck to compound issues.
AWCON 2020 was set to feature a number of firsts which includes an expansion to 12 teams from 8 & a record 36 nations in the qualifiers.
It was also set to be the 12th edition of the tournament with the Super Falcons of Nigeria as the most successful side with 11 titles including the previous edition hosted by Ghana in 2018.