Liberia: Morocco to Host 2022 CAF Women’s Champions League

Title holders Mamelodi Sundowns celebrate their triumph during the last edition held in Egypt (Photo: CAF)

Morocco has been selected as the host nation for the second edition of the CAF Women’s Champions League slated for October this year. The decision was reached by CAF’s Executive Committee on Sunday in a meeting held in Rabat, Morocco.

The actual dates in October have not been specified by the African football governing body. This latest decision means that Morocco will be represented by the Association’s Sports of Forces Armed Royal (Women), AS FAR for short.

AS FAR qualified for the preliminaries of the competition as the champions of last season’s domestic league, but have now smoothly sailed through to the tournament as hosts. They ended up in the semifinals of the maiden edition held in Egypt last year.

The regional qualifiers for the tournament will be played before the conduct of the draw for the tournament.  Liberia women’s division champions, Determine Girls, have the home advantage this time around after Liberia was selected as the host nation for the WAFU A zonal qualifiers scheduled for August.

Women’s division champions from WAFU A member associations with active women’s division leagues are expected to travel to Monrovia for the annual qualification tournament. The winners of the tournament qualified for the 2022 CAF Women’s Champions League final tournament. The CAF Women's Champions League is an annual international women’s association football club competition in Africa organized by the Confederation of African Football, involving the continent’s top women's club teams. It is the female counterpart of the CAF Champions League.