The Copper Queens and Green Buffaloes will know their path to the 2024 CAF Women’s Africa Cup of Nations and CAF Women’s Champions League Qualifiers respectively.
The Confederation of African football (CAF) will tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday hold draws for both the club competition and the WAFCON.
CAF confirmed the development in a statement on their official website monitored by the ZamFoot Crew.
“The journey to next year’s TotalEnergies CAF Women’s Africa Cup of Nations Morocco 2024 and the CAF Women’s Champions League Côte d’Ivoire 2023 Qualifiers will begin in Rabat on Wednesday and Thursday when CAF conducts the draws for the two competitions.”
The Draw for the CAF Women’s Champions League will be on Wednesday, 05 July 2023 at 18h00 local time (17h00 GMT) live on CAF digital platforms and CAF TV partners.
Green Buffaloes will represent Zambia in the Competition but first need to get past a COSAFA qualification tournament.
The CAF Women’s Champions League is the first women’s club continental competition on African soil.
2021: Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa)
2022: ASFAR (Morocco)
2022 PRIZE MONEY BREAKDOWN:
Winners: USD 400 000
Runners-up: USD 250 000
Semi-finalists(2) USD 200 000
Third of Group(2) USD 150 000
Fourth of Group(2) USD 100 000
The Champions League draw will be followed on Thursday by the draw for TotalEnergies Women’s Africa Cup of Nations also 18h00 local time (17h00 GMT) live on CAF digital platforms and CAF TV partners.
The Copper Queens will be looking to return to the continental stage after winning bronze at the 2022 edition and Subsequently qualifying for their maiden FIFA Women’s World Cup.
The Women’s tournament has become lucrative of late with CAF increasing prize money last year.
The winner of the 2022 edition of the TotalEnergies Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, South Africa, pocketed USD 500 000 – a 150% increase of USD 300 000. Previous winners of this competition received USD 200 000.
The prize money for runners-up, Morocco walked away with USD 300 000 and the semi-finalists, Zambia and Nigeria got USD 225 000 each.
The losing quarter-finalists pocketed (USD 175,000 ), The 3rd placed team in the group walked away with USD 150,000 while the 4th placed team (3) in each group got USD 100,000.