Nigeria To Know U17, U20 Women’s World Cup Foes On

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The anxious wait is over for Nigeria’s Famingoes and Falconets as the African continent apex football body, CAF has confirmed June 8th as the draw date for the U17 Women’s and U20 FIFA Women’s World Cup Qualifiers.

The event will take place at the CAF Headquarters in Cairo on Thursday, as the draws will officially kick off the road to the two 2024 women’s football global events.

For the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup qualifiers, Nigeria and 24 other African nations confirmed for the draw are: Algeria, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central Africa, DR Congo, Djibouti, Eq. Guinea, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Mauritius, Niger, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

While for the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup, Nigeria’s Falconets and 34 other Nations confirmed for the draw are: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, DR Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eq. Guinea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Sao Tome, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda and Zambia.

In the U17 procedure First Round: Composed of two (2) teams. (The 2 teams are determined according to their participation in the last U17 Women’s World Cup editions).

Second Round: the qualified teams from the first round in addition to the twenty-three (23) exempted teams will play in the second round. 12 teams will qualify for the 3rd round.

Third Round: The 12 qualified teams will play the third round qualifying 6 teams for the 4th round.

Fourth Round: the 6 qualified teams will play the fourth round qualifying three (3) teams for the U17 WWC.

CAF also gave details on the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup Qualifier Format.

First round is composed of 6 teams. (The 6 teams are determined according to their participation in the last U20 Women’s World Cup editions).

Second round: the 3 qualified teams from the first round in addition to the 29 exempted teams will play the 2nd round. 16 teams will qualify for the 3rd round.

Third round: The 16 qualified teams will play the 3rd round qualifying 8 teams for the 4th round.

Fourth round: the 8 qualified teams will play the 4th round qualifying 4 teams to the 5th round.

Fifth Round: the 4 qualified teams will play the last round qualifying 2 teams to the U20 WWC.

Qualifiers for both competitions will be contested on a home and away basis.