CAF Women’s Champions League begins, Super Falcons thrash Ethiopia’s Lucy

The third edition of the CAF Women’s Champions League is billed to take place from November 5 – 19 in the cities of Korhogo and San Pedro in Cote d’Ivoire.

CAF stated that eight clubs will participate in the CAF Women’s Champions League 2023, including two previous winners – ASFAR from Morocco, and South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns, who are the defending champions.

In Group A of the tournament will feature Côte d’Ivoire’s Athletico Abidja, SC Casablanca (Morocco), JKT Queens (Tanzania) and Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa). Athletico Abidjan are the first women’s club from Cote d’Ivoire to play in the CAF Women’s Champions League finals.

Group B has Morocco’s AS FAR, Ghana’s Ampem Darkoa, Equatorial Guinea’s Huracanes FC, and Mali’s AS Mande.

Meanwhile, Nigeria’s Super Falcons thrashed Ethiopia’s Lucy 4-0 at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja on Tuesday to reach the third round of the African qualifiers for next year’s Women Olympic Football Tournament on a 5-1 aggregate win. Both teams had played a 1-1 draw in Addis Ababa a few days ago.

A brace by captain Rasheedat Ajibade and one each by Uchenna Kanu and Asisat Oshoala settled the tie for the nine-time African champions. The Super Falcons will next meet the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon in the next round.

The Indomitable Lionesses had overturned a 2-0 defeat in Kampala to defeat Uganda 3-0 after extra time in Yaoundé on Tuesday night.


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