SportsIntense Competition Ahead As Africa's Women's Teams Vie For Olympic Qualification

Intense Competition Ahead As Africa’s Women’s Teams Vie For Olympic Qualification

July 11 (THEWILL) – A thrilling journey towards the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics African qualifiers in the women’s division is set to commence this week, featuring a lineup of exciting clashes.

The race for two African spots in the women’s category involves a total of 25 nations vying for the prestigious opportunity. The first legs are scheduled to take place between 12 July and 18 July, promising an intense competition right from the start. The opening match on Wednesday, July 12, will see Burkina Faso hosting Mali at the Stade de l’amitie General Mathieu Kerekou, with kick-off set for 15:30 GMT.

Two days later, Guinea Bissau will welcome Benin at the Estadio 24 Setembro at 16:00 GMT, while Ghana and Guinea will clash at the Accra Stadium simultaneously. On Monday, 17 July, Ethiopia will play host to Chad at the Abebe Bekila Stadium in Addis Ababa, with the fixture scheduled for 12:30 GMT. The first round of qualifiers will conclude on Tuesday, 18 July, when Rwanda welcomes Uganda to the Kigali Pele Stadium at 15:00 GMT, and Equatorial Guinea faces Namibia at the Malabo Stadium simultaneously.


In addition to the intense matches, automatic wins has been granted to Cote D’Ivoire, Tanzania, and Congo DR due to the cancellation of their opponents. Sierra Leone, Congo, and Mozambique were unable to participate, enabling these teams to advance to the next round without having to compete in the qualifiers.

The battle for qualification to the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics African Women’s division promises to be a thrilling affair. The opening week will witness several compelling encounters as teams from across the continent compete for the coveted spots. With the action commencing this week, football fans across Africa eagerly await the outcomes of these matches, as the journey to Paris 2024 kicks off in earnest.

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Jude Obafemi, THEWILL
Jude Obafemi is a versatile senior Correspondent at THEWILL Newspapers, excelling in sourcing, researching, and delivering sports news stories for both print and digital publications.

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