Glory Quest Banyana WAFCON

The highly competitive continental national women’s tournament Caf Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (Wafcon) is here again and Banyana Banyana will continue her quest for her first continental title in Cameroon.

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For the first time since the start of the tournament, 12 nations will compete for glory in a West African country where teams have been grouped into three groups of four.

Banyana is in Group C along with Burundi, Nigeria and Botswana, while Group B includes host countries Cameroon, Tunisia, Zambia and Togo.

Group A will feature Burkina Faso, Morocco, Senegal and Uganda.

The top two teams in each group will advance to the quarter-finals of the tournament along with the two third-placed teams.

The tournament promises to be exciting, with favorites Nigeria chasing their 12th title, while Cameroon is a four-time runner-up and Banyana is a five-time runner-up.

All three teams are at the top of women’s football on the continent and it’s hard to decide who should carry the favourite.

Banyana looks to get even better after coming so close to winning the tournament in the last edition in 2018, losing 4-3 to the Nigerians on penalties when the final ended goalless after extra time.

Banyana lacked international experience in the past, causing them to carry the maid of honor label.

However, over the past few years the team has become much stronger thanks to the large number of South Africans in the major professional leagues in Europe.

South Africa captain Refilo Jane plays her football in Italy’s Women’s Serie A for AC Milan. Jayne will certainly be a key figure in Banyana’s pursuit of glory, along with Spanish trio Tembi Kgatlana (Atletico Madrid), Noko Matlow (Eibar), Holos Biyan (Sporting Gijon), Sweden’s Linda Motlhalo of Jurgardens and Lebogang Ramalepe from Dynamo Minsk. in Belarus.

Banyana Wafcon luminaires:

July 4, 2022
Nigeria – Banyana Moulay Hassan Stadium

July 7, 2022
Banyana vs Burundi, Moulay Hassan Stadium

July 10, 2022
Banyana vs. Botswana, Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium