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Africa’s inaugural Women’s Champions League format decided with first edition to be played in 2021

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has revealed the format for its inaugural Women’s Champions League.

During an online meeting on Thursday September 10, the CAF Executive Committee took the decision for the continent’s first ever women’s club competition.

The competition will be held annually and during the second half of the year. Each of the CAF’s six different zones will organize qualifiers to determine the finalists who will see eight clubs to battle for the African crown in the finals.

One winners from the six different African zones will qualify to the finals and the seventh club will in the maiden edition be represented by one additional team from the host nation and the eight club will be picked as a wild card. In the subsequent editions, the host country will have only one representative whilst the zone who hold the defending champion will qualify two teams.

The final tournament with the eight qualified teams will be drawn into two groups of four teams each.

The host nation of the first edition in 2021 is yet-to-be announced.

CAF also took the decision that the next African Women’s Cup Of Nation (AWCON) will be played in July 2022.