Six of our players who have brilliantly helped their country to qualify to the TotalEnergies Women’s Africa Cup of Nations 2022 will be present at that tournament that will be held in Morocco from 2 to 23 of July
South Africa: Midfielder Refiloe Jane, 29, AC Milan (Italy). She finished runner-up in the last edition of the tournament in 2018. She has over 100 appearances for her country scoring 12 goals. Banyana Banyana vice-captain, She featured in the three most recent Women’s AFCON.
Cameroon: striker Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene, 33, CSKA Moscow (Russia). The Indomitable Lionesses captain will compete in her seventh Women’s AFCON tournament. She has been elected the 2016 Women’s AFCON best female player.
Nchout Njoya Ajara, 29, striker of Inter Milan (Italy). She is the 2019 African Women’s Player of the Year runner-up.
Midfielder Geneviève Ngo Mbeleck, 29, of Maccabi Kiryat (Israël). All veterans of over 80 caps, they have all played in the 2014, 2016 and 2018 Women’s AFCON finishing second in 2014 and 2016 edition of the tournament.
Zambia Captain Barbra Banda ,22, forward who played in China for Shanghai Shengli. She is a skilled player who hit international headlines for scoring two hat-tricks during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Banda has already earned more than 37 caps with 28 goals with the Zambia national team with which she debuted the tournament in 2018.
Ugandan team captain, Ruth Aturo. The 26-year old goalkeeper who plays for FC KTP Kotka in Finland is the Uganda national team’s first choice goalkeeper. With 28 caps already amassed, she will taste the African showpiece for the first time. It is her country’s second appearance at the competition Women’s AFCON.
As usual, Anton, our player agent will be present at the event which is billed to be held in Morocco from 2 to July 23. The Women’s AFCON will serve as the qualifiers for the FIFA Women’s World Cup where six teams will emerge including four automatic slots.
The first time the Women’s AFCON tournament will feature 12 teams and paved the way for additional four teams following the expansion of the competition.
The draw for the 14th edition held in Rabat, gave the result groups composed as follows:
Group A: Morocco, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Uganda
Group B: Cameroon, Zambie, Tunisia, Togo
Group C: South Africa, Burundi, Nigeria, Botswana