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CAF reschedules junior world cup qualifiers

CAF reschedules junior world cup qualifiers

by Agnes Amondi

CAF has confirmed the new dates for the remaining African U17 Women’s World Cup and U20 Women’s World Cup qualifying matches.

Three U17 World Cup qualifying fixtures initially fixed for May 1-3 and 15-17 will now be played in November.

The first leg will be played on October 30 to November 1 with the reverse fixture scheduled three weeks later. South Africa play Morocco, Uganda face Cameroon, while Nigeria take on Ghana.

Meanwhile, Botswana’s second leg fixture against Morocco wasn’t rescheduled following Caf ruling in May in favour of Botswana.

The 2020 finals earlier scheduled to take place in November 2020 was moved and will be held from February 17 to March 7, 2021 in India with three representatives expected to emerge from Africa.

For the U20 level, the first round of the qualifier will be played in September, the second round in October, while the third and final stage comes up in November.

Nigeria, Ghana and Cameroon play the first round between September 3-5 and 10-12.

The second round of the qualifiers will follow between October 1-2 and 8-9, while the third round fixtures are fixed for November 5-7 and 12-14.

The 2020 finals will be co-hosted by Costa Rica and Panama. They were earlier slated for November 2020 but rescheduled for January 20 to February 6, 2021, with two representatives from Africa.

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