South Africa and Morocco will face off this Saturday, July 23, 2022 in Rabat as part of the final of the 14th edition of the Women’s African Cup of Nations (WAFCON 2022). Here is some significant information on this competition.
It should first be noted that this will be the first time for one of these two countries to win the continental trophy, which is clearly dominated by Nigeria.
It’s also going to be the first final to not feature either Nigeria or Equatorial Guinea, the only teams to have won the competition before.
Many people were expecting Nigeria in the final either with Cameroon or with South Africa or with Zambia.
But Morocco, the host country, came to upset everything and place itself as a serious contender for the crown.
The Moroccans had a faultless run. First in group by winning all their matches in front of the Burkinabè, the Ugandans and the Senegalese before then offering the Botswanans in the quarter-finals and the Nigerians in the semi-finals.
For many observers, the qualifying leap of the Lions should allow them to win the trophy against Banyana Banyana who have not yet said their last word and who are still a big chunk.
They beat the Nigerians at the start, then the Burundians and finally the Botswanans in group matches.
Subsequently, they defeated the Tunisians in the quarter-finals and the Zambians in the semi-finals.
The South Africans will therefore play their sixth final. The last five were all lost in 1995, 2000, 2008, 2012 and 2018.
As a reminder, the grand final is scheduled for this Saturday, July 23, 2022, at Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat, at 8:00 p.m. GMT.