Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) has confirmed dates for the Zonal Women’s Champions League 2022.
Kenya Women Premier League champions who are the regional defending champions Vihiga Queens will miss out on the showpiece as Kenya because is serving a FIFA suspension.
"This was an expected situation. We wish things could be different but until the suspension is lifted we can only keep fighting to be the best team so when the issues are resolved we will have a chance to represent the country again. The players knew what to expect so this does not come as surprise," said Vihiga Queens head coach Boniface Nyamunyamu.
Auka Gecheo, the CECAFA Executive Director has said the tournament which serves as the qualifier for the CAF Women’s Champions League 2022 will take place 28 July to 10 August in Arusha, Tanzania.
“We shall have eight teams that have confirmed taking part in the tournament with four teams placed in each group. The Arusha Abeid Stadium and the Black Rhino Academy, Karatu will host the tournament,” Gecheo offered.
The eight teams that will take part include; She Corporate FC (Uganda), Simba Queens (Tanzania), Yei Joint Stars FC (South Sudan), Warrior Queens (Zanzibar), Fofila PF (Burundi), AS Kigali Women’s FC (Rwanda), GRFC (Djibouti), Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (Ethiopia)
On Sunday CAF announced that Morocco will host the TotalEnergies Women’s Champions League 2022.
South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns women’s team lifted the inaugural trophy last year when the event was held in Cairo, Egypt.
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