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Delta Queens draw Burkinabe, Ivorian clubs in CAF Women’s CL qualifiers

DELTA Queens will battle clubs from Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire and Republic of Benin in their quest to reach the CAF Women’s Champions League for the first time.

The Nigeria Women’s Football League champions were last night drawn to face Union Sportive of Burkina Faso, Athletico of Cote d’Ivoire and SAM Nelly of Republic of Benin in Group A of West Africa Zone B.

The West Africa Zone B qualifying tournament will be held in Nigeria from August 18 to August 31, with Ampem Darkoa of Ghana, AS Garde of Niger and Friend of the World of Togo in Group B.

The draw for the Champions League was held in Rabat, Morocco last night, with the main competition billed for Cote d’Ivoire later this year.

Director of CECAFA Competitions, Yusuf Musi, was the first to conduct the draw which was in the form of two groups of five and one of four for his zone.

In CEFAFA (East Africa) Group A, Kampala Queens of Uganda, Ethiopia’s CBE, FAD of Djibouti, Buja Queens of Burundi and Yei Gaskets of Sudan will do battle.

Group B has Tanzania’s JKT Queens, Vihiga Queens of Kenya, Rwanda’s AS Kigali and New Generation of Zanzibar, Tanzania.

The CECAFA zonal qualifiers will be played between August 12 and August 24, with the winner set to represent East Africa in Cote d’Ivoire.

For the UNAF Zone (North Africa), Oran in Algeria will host the qualifiers between August 12 and August 30 to determine who represents the zone.

The UNAF zone’s draw was conducted its Head of Competitions, Mootez Belleh Dachraoui.

SC Casablanca of Morocco, Wadi Delga of Egypt as well as AS Feminine of Tunisia will vie for the ticket while AS FAR, who are the reigning champions, will qualify automatically.

In the WAFU Zone A where the qualifiers are set for August 5 to August 13 in Liberia, the draw was conducted by Abdoulaye Cisse, Director of Competitions of the zone.

Determine Girls of Liberia were seeded as the host country where they will face AS Mande, Dakar Sacre Coeur of Senegal and Sierra Leon’s Mogbewmo Queens.

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