Cote d’Ivoire to host CAF Women’s Champions League WAFU-B Zonal Play-off

By Harry Awurumibe, Editor, Abuja Bureau 

The West Africa Union (WAFU B) secretariat has announced Cote d’Ivoire, formerly Ivory Coast as the host of the maiden Confederation of Africa (CAF) Women’s Champions League zonal qualifiers for WAFU-B Zone.

A communication from the Executive Director of WAFU-B, Mr. Balima Boureima to all General Secretaries of Federations in the zone obtained by read in parts:

‘’Following the reopening of the bidding process for the organization of the qualifying tournament of the Women Clubs Champions League, kindly be informed that Fédération Ivoirienne de (FIF) will host the said qualifying tournament’’.

CAF had in 2020 launched the CAF Women’s Champions League in line with what obtains in Europe, Asia and South American continents.

According to the format released by CAF,  eight clubs will compete in the finals of the maiden African women’s football club competition which commences later in the year.

The WAFU-B qualification tournament will therefore hold in  Ivory Coast in June 2021.
Already, FC of Port Harcourt will represent Nigeria after emerging winners of the 2021 Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Premiership Play-off held at Dipo Dina Stadium in Ijebu- Ode, Ogun state.

However, the Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association (GFA)  had earlier settled for Hasaacas Ladies FC as Ghana’s sole representative based on winning the GFA Normalization Special Competition.

Other countries including Cameroon,  , Mali, Algeria are yet to produce their representatives.

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