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Africa Sports News of Thursday, 1 April 2021

Source: Ghana Soccernet

Morocco to host first Caf Women's Champions League

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has handed the hosting rights for the maiden edition of the Women's Champions League to be held later this year.

This was confirmed in the speech of Moroccan FA president Faouzi Lakjaa, following its Ordinary General Assembly meeting held at its headquarters in Rabat on Wednesday.

"Morocco will continue to host international and continental matches, noting that the Royal Moroccan Football Federation team will represent Morocco in the first African Women's Champions League as the champion of the Moroccan League, which our country will host next November," Lakjaa told FRMF website.

He continued by saying: "All those interested in Moroccan football to pay attention to women's football and smaller groups, and to open the way for young players to participate with their clubs."

South Africa expressed an interest to stage the competition, while Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea were also expected to join the race after their botched Awcon 2022 bids, but Morocco has been chosen by Caf.

The tournament is expected to take place in or before December 2021.

"The Total Caf Women's Champions League 2021 competition will be organized during the period of October, November, or December each year as per the resolution of the Caf Executive Committee.

"Seven teams will qualify for the final tournament through qualifiers organized by the zonal unions in addition to the champion club from the host country who gains automatic qualification," Caf said last month.

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