WAFU Women's Cup

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WAFU Women's Cup
RegionWest Africa
Number of teams8

The WAFU Women's Cup is a women's association football competition that is supposed to be contested by home based national teams of the West African Football Union.

West African Football Union

The West African Football Union, officially abbreviated as WAFU-UFOA and WAFU, is an association of the football playing nations in West Africa. It was the brainchild of the Senegal Football Federation who requested that the nations belonging to CAF's Zone A and B meet and hold a regular competitive tournament. The union organises several competitions including the WAFU Nations Cup and in 2008 they organised an under-20 championship.

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The first edition however was played in 2018 with eight teams including some foreign-based players. [1]

A 2019 version is planned in Cote d'Ivoire. [2]

2018 edition

Eight teams were drawn in two groups of four. WAFU member teams were Ivory Coast, Niger, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Nigeria, Togo, Mali and Senegal. Mali replaced Benin, who had withdrawn shortly before the tournament. [3] The tournament was won by Ghana. [4]

Tournament history

YearHostFinalThird place match
WinnerScoreRunner-upThird placeScoreFourth place
2018
Details
Flag of Côte d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 1–0Flag of Côte d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 2–1Flag of Mali.svg  Mali

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References

  1. "BREAKING: Ivory Coast to host inaugural WAFU Women's Cup". Jwsports1.com. Retrieved 2018-02-10.
  2. https://www.goal.com/en-ng/news/cote-divoire-to-host-2019-wafu-womens-cup/obohl9185yzn1g0xdllv6yy3k
  3. Usenekong, Gold (14 February 2018). "Super Falcons To Face Mali As Benin Withdraw From WAFU Women's Cup". Completesportsnigeria.com. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  4. https://www.fifa.com/news/y=2018/m=2/news=ghana-win-inaugural-wafu-womens-cup-2931185.html