CAF reveals more details of inaugural Women’s Champions League

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Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Ahmad Ahmad delivers a speech during the 40th CAF ordinary general assembly on February 2, 2018 in the Moroccan city of Casablanca. / AFP PHOTO / FADEL SENNA (Photo credit should read FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)
FILE PHOTO: Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Ahmad Ahmad delivers a speech at a past event. (Photo credit FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) revealed more details of its maiden Women’s Champions League tournament.

The tournament will consist of eight teams which will be determined through qualifiers to be held in each of CAF’s six regional zones.

In addition to the six teams from the zonal qualifiers, the host country will provide another team and, for the inaugural tournament only, a second team from the same region as the host country will be drafted in.

“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,” CAF said in a statement.

CAF further stated that the eight teams will be drawn into two groups of four teams each in accordance with the regulations. Details of the knockout stages, whether it may follow a single or double-leg format, were not revealed.

The tournament will be held annually and during the second half of the year.

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