The West African Football Union (WAFU) Zone “A” has confirmed the hosting of the second edition of the WAFU A Women’s Cup.
The competition will be held in Cape Verde from January 20 to February 1. Senegal won the inaugural competition, which was held in Sierra Leone in 2020, followed by Mali and Liberia, who finished third.
Nine countries, including Cape Verde (the host), Liberia, Senegal (the holders), Sierra Leone, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, The Gambia, Mali, and Mauritania, are expected to participate.
In recent years, WAFU A has increased the number of organized competitions for members, from the grassroots to the senior level, for both men and women, after a period of inactivity with regard to organizing competitions for member associations.
Having recently hosted the zonal final round of both the boys' and girls' CAF Pan African School Football Championship, the host country, Cape Verde, has expressed its joy at being chosen to host the women's competition this year.
Following a 1-0 victory over Cape Verde, Liberia took third place in the inaugural competition. Prior to losing 1-0 to Senegal in the semifinals, Liberia defeated Guinea Bissau and The Gambia 4-0 and 2-1, respectively.