CAF Unveils Plan To Beat Tight Schedule As Super Falcons Get WAFCON Update

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has shed light on the fate of the 15th edition of the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) slated for Morocco in 2024 amidst uncertainties looming over this year’s event.

Mr. Luxolo September, Head of Television and Broadcasting (Commercial) at CAF, unveiled this development during a recent appearance on a South African cable television show, ‘Soccer Africa’ as per Blueprint.

In his statement, Mr. September indicated that despite the tumultuous football landscape in 2024, the WAFCON 2024 in Morocco remains on course.

He emphasised that while football schedules worldwide have been cramped, CAF is steadfast in its commitment to ensuring the tournament holds this year.

Mr. September pointed out the clash between the originally earmarked January slot for WAFCON, which was eventually dominated by the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Ivory Coast. The tournament will also not be held in the upcoming FIFA window in July/August as that coincides with the Paris Olympics.

However, Mr. September exudes optimism, revealing the behind-the-scenes efforts to salvage the situation.

He disclosed ongoing discussions between CAF President Dr. Patrice Motsepe and European club authorities to secure the release of African players for the WAFCON when a date is scheduled.

South Africa is the current holders of the WAFCON title after beating hosts Morocco in the 2022 final to claim the country’s maiden honour.

Nigeria, however, remain the most successful national team on the continent, with the Super Falcons boasting nine WAFCON titles.

After edging the Banyana Banyana to the qualifying ticket for the Paris Olympic Games, the Super Falcons will be confident of wrestling the continental crown from the grips of the South Africans at WAFCON 2024.