PICTORIAL: Crested Cranes hold familiarisation tour of host stadium ahead of Senegal encounter | WAFCON 2022

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The Crested Cranes of Uganda Friday held a familiarisation tour of the Prince Moulay Abdellah Sports Complex, the venue for their first two Group A games of the TotalEnergies Africa Women’s Cup of Nations 2022.

Uganda kick off her campaign against Senegal on Sunday, the 3rd of July,2022 before taking on hosts Morocco two days later at the same stadium.

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Uganda’s last group game will be against Burkina Faso on July 8, 2022 at the Stade Mohammed V, in Casablanca.

The Crested Cranes have not been at the finals since 2000.

The biennial football showpiece was expanded to 12 teams by the Confederation of African Football from eight to make the championship more competitive.

The 2022 tournament will also serve as the African qualification for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup – with the top four teams qualifying for the global championship slated for Australia and New Zealand, while two more teams will advance to the inter-confederation play-offs.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic that crippled football activities globally, CAF was forced to cancel the 2020 edition.
Consequently, Nigeria who won the title in 2018, remain the defending champions.

The tournament begins on Saturday July 2 and ends on 23 the same month. All matches will be played across three venues: Stade Moulay Hassan in Rabat, Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat, and Stade Mohammed V in Casablanca.

Groups of the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations 2022:

Group A:  Morocco, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Uganda
Group B:  Cameroon, Zambia, Tunisia, Togo
Group C:  Nigeria, South Africa, Burundi, Botswana.

All pictures taken on Friday by FUFA Media.

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