Nigeria take aim at Algeria in Women's Olympic qualifiers

Nigeria take aim at Algeria in Women's Olympic qualifiers
Nigeria women players

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Aug 27, 2019. 13:00

The 2020 CAF Women’s Olympic qualifiers are set to continue with second-round matches taking place.

Africa was given 1.5 place for the 2020 Summer Olympics women’s football tournament in Japan.

This means the winner of Africa’s qualifying tournament will qualify directly, while the runner-up enters a play-off against the second-placed team from South America.

Ivory Coast, Mali, Algeria, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Cameroon, DR Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Malawi, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa are the 16 teams taking part in the second round.

Current African champions Nigeria will take on North African giants Algeria, while Ivory Coast are scheduled to face Mali and Ethiopia will lock horns with Cameroon.

The 2018 CAF Africa Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (AWCON) runners-up South Africa are set to face their Southern African rivals Botswana.

While two-time African champions Equatorial Guinea are set to square off with DR Congo, while Zambia will take on their neighbours Zimbabwe.

The second round first-leg matches will be played between August 28 and September 3.

The second-leg matches will then take place between September 30 and October 8.

The winners on aggregate will advance to the third round of qualifying.

Second Round fixtures

Ivory Coast v Mali

Algeria v Nigeria

Ethiopia v Cameroon

DR Congo v Equatorial Guinea

Gabon v Ghana

Malawi v Kenya

Zambia v Zimbabwe

Botswana v South Africa

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