The draw for the 2024 Paris Olympics Africa Women’s football qualifiers has been made by Confederation of Africa Football ,CAF, in Cairo,Egypt.
Kenya missed out on the draw whose participation was confirmed by teams in April 2022, a period which Kenya was serving suspension by FIFA.
The competition, the dates of which are yet to be finalised, will decide the two African representatives who will compete at next year’s Olympic Games.
The four-round tournament will begin with a first round that includes 18 nations, with the nine winners of the first-round matches advancing to round two where they will be joined by the seven highest-ranked teams at the last Women’s African Cup of Nations.
In every round, teams will play each other home and away in a knockout format, with round three including the eight winners from the second round and the fourth round seeing four teams battle it out for the two Paris 2024 quotas.
The first round of the Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament will see nine home and away matchups, with the following teams drawn to play against each other:
- Guinea-Bissau vs Benin
- Guinea vs Ghana
- Burkina Faso vs Mali
- Côte d’Ivoire vs Sierra Leone
- Namibia vs Equatorial Guinea
- Uganda vs Rwanda
- Ethiopia vs Chad
- Congo vs Tanzania
- Mozambique vs DR Congo
The winners of each of these ties will join the seven highest-ranked teams from the last Women’s African Cup of Nations in the second round. Those teams are:
- South Africa
12 nations will compete in the Paris 2024 women’s football tournament, with quotas distributed as follows:
Africa: 2 quota places
North, Central America and the Caribbean: 1 quota place
South America: 2 quota places
Europe: 2 quota places
Oceania: 1 quota place
Host country (France)
The Paris 2024 football tournament will take place between 24 July and 10 August 2024.