Reports in the media suggest Côte d’Ivoire have positioned themselves to host the 2020 African Women’s Cup of Nations as CAF looks to find a replacement for Congo Brazaville.
Congo Brazaville were awarded the tournament’s hosting rights in September 2018 to host the 12th edition. They rescinded their decision to host the 2020 Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) siting financial constraints.
The announcement was made by the country’s Sports Minister Hugues Ngoelondele in a letter to CAF explaining the country’s situation and reasons behind their decision.
The 2020 Africa Women Cup of Nations, officially known as the Total Women’s Africa Cup Of Nations, will be the 12th edition of the Africa Women Cup of Nation.
The biennial international football championship organised by the Confederation of Africa is without a host.
It is expected that CAF will commence plans to find a new host in coming months with the 2020 AWCON due to kick off on November 23 and run until December 1.
Sources in the Ivory Coast suggest that the Country’s authorities have been consulted by CAF over their ability to organize the 12-nations tournament on October next Year.
To the Ivorians the competition will serve as a test for the 2023 Men’s African Cup of Nations.
The west African Giants have successfully hosted the first two editions of the WAFU Zone B women’s tournament.
Also, venues like the Alassane Ouattara Olympic Stadium in Anyama, under construction for the 2023 Men’s AFCON will be ready in time for the event.