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LTA players helped their countries qualify for the TotalEnergies CAF Women’s Africa Cup of Nations Morocco 2024

Aissata Traore, Fatou Dembele, and Saratou (Mali) – Grace Asantewa (Ghana) Aisha Masaka (Tanzania), and Barbra Banda (Zambia).

The 12 teams for next year’s CAF Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) are confirmed following the final round of qualifiers on Tuesday.

Mali easily booked their spot in Africa’s prestigious competition by defeating Guinea 3-0, advancing with big aggregate score lines (10-2) after a wide 7-2 win in the first leg. Aissata Traore, Fatou Dembele, and Saratou Traore featured in all matches of the two rounds of qualification. Aissata scored four goals, and Dembele scored one.

Ghana qualified despite losing the second leg 1-0 away to Namibia. Boasting a 3-1 lead from home in the first leg, the Black Queens ultimately prevailed 3-2 overall to clinch their place in Morocco 2024. Grace Asantewaa featured in the two matches and also played against Rwanda in the first round.

Zambia, the last-edition bronze medalist, qualified with the biggest aggregate score to secure qualification for their third consecutive finals. They joined the qualifiers in the second round. They hammered Angola 6-0 on Tuesday second leg to seal a 12-0 aggregate. Victories in which Barbra scored four goals in total.

Aisha Masaka helped Tanzania secure their second appearance at the WAFCON after the first in 2010. Despite losing 1-0 against Togo in Lome, they advanced 3-1 on aggregate after winning the first leg. Aisha played all qualifying matches against Ivory Coast in the first round and Togo in the second round.

Qualified Nations: Morocco (Hosts) Algeria, Botswana, DR Congo, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia and Zambia