The draw for the U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers was carried out by CAF this Thursday, June 8th producing some interesting links ! Six lower-ranked nations will be facing each other as part of the first round of the qualifiers.

According to CAF’s latest decision, the first six nations with the lowest rankings will take centre stage in a round-robin format between the 1st to 10th September 2023.

Equatorial Guinea will cross swords against Libya, while Togo will face Guinea Bissau and Mauritius will oppose Chad. The winners of this round will then advance to the second round of playoffs.

As for the other fixtures, an epic battle is expected between Equatorial Guinea and Libya, with the winner set to face Ethiopia.

Eyes will also be on the thrilling West African derby when Senegal take on Mali in what promises to be two thrilling rounds of African women’s football. Meanwhile, Ghana will await the winners of the clash between Togo and Guinea Bissau.

Semi-finalists of the last edition of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, Nigeria face Burundi in another match.

Second qualifying round matches will be played from October 6-15, with the winners proceeding to the third qualifying round scheduled for November 12-19, 2023.

The four countries that emerge from the next round will then compete in a round-robin format to determine two representatives for Africa at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2024.