CAF have released the format for its maiden African Women’s Champions League.
According to the CAF, eight clubs will compete in the finals of the maiden African Women’s Champions League which commences in 2021.
In June, CAF decided to launch the Women’s Champions League as part of its strategic plan to grow the women’s game but stakeholders were concerned as to what the format will look like.
At CAF’s meeting on Thursday they confirmed that the zone with the hosts will produce two teams for the maiden edition but one in future editions of the event.
“Each of the Six CAF Zones will organize qualifiers to determine the finalists for the eight-team tournament,” CAF wrote on its website.
“The breakdown is as one team from each zone, one team from the host country and one additional team.
“For the maiden edition, the zonal union of the host country will have two representatives.
“However, for subsequent editions, the host country will have only one representative whilst the Zonal Union of the defending champion will qualify two teams.
“Format of the competition, the eight qualified teams will be drawn into two groups of four teams each in accordance with the regulations.
“The competition will be held annually and during the second half of the year.”
In another development, the 2022 African Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) has been rescheduled to July from its traditional November – December dates.