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Africa Women’s Cup of Nations: Crested Cranes learn group opponents


Uganda senior women’s national football team (Crested Cranes) have confirmed their opponents for the 2022 TotalEnergies Africa Women Cup of Nations.

The draws conducted on Friday in Rabat pitted Uganda against hosts Morocco and debutants Senegal and Burkina Faso.

The complete tournament schedule was determined on Friday evening after the draw in Rabat.

Moroccan Nawal El Moutawakel and Cameroonian Ajara Njoya participated in the ceremony and assisted CAF Competitions Director Samson Adamu with the draw.

Uganda pooled in Group A will start her campaign against Burkina Faso on 3rd July 2022.

The next game will come two days later against hosts Morocco before ending the group stage with an encounter against Senegal on 8th July 2022.

This is the second time that Uganda is featuring at the finals of the coveted continental showpiece having made their maiden appearance in 2000.

To qualify for this year’s edition, Crested Cranes eliminated Ethiopia at the first round before earning a walkover against Kenya who withdrew from the Qualifiers.

The tournament in Morocco will be played between 2nd -23rd July with the semifinalists qualifying for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

GROUP A: Morocco, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Uganda

GROUP B: Cameroon, Zambia, Tunisia, Togo

GROUP C: Nigeria, South Africa, Burundi, Botswana

*Credit: FUFA website


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