The countdown to AWCON 2022 – Africa’s largest girls’s sports activities occasion – is underway with lower than a month to go. The CAF event commences on 2 July in Morocco, with the ultimate match scheduled for 23 July.
Following the profitable AFCON mens event earlier this yr in Cameroon, Morocco 2022 would be the largest event with the growth to 12 taking part groups. Hosts Morocco will tackle debutants Burkina Faso, Senegal and Uganda in Group A, whereas Group B will probably be comprised of Cameroon, Zambia, Tunisia and Togo, the fourth workforce who will make their Nations Cup finals bow.
The pre-tournament favourites Nigeria are grouped with South Africa, who the Tremendous Falcons beat 4-3 on penalties to carry the trophy 4 years in the past following a 0-0 attract Accra, Ghana. First-time qualifiers Burundi and Botswana full the line-up in Group C.
The occasion is being televised throughout Africa on Free-to-Air by the African Union of Broadcasters, supported by Afrosport, and can set a brand new file for the most important ever TV viewers for a girls’s sporting occasion on the continent.
The AWCON 2022 comes at a time when there’s an upsurge in curiosity throughout the globe in girls’ssporting occasions – with viewing figures forfootball, basketball, boxing and rugby rising from power to power. This pattern must be seen as one thing of a worldwide wake-up name and an curiosity that transcends the enjoying area, and addresses societal problems with gender inequality that permeates world wide.
The ultimate of the occasion takes place simply over per week earlier than “the day of African Girls” celebrated on 31 July. Afrosport have teamed up with AMAKA, a media firm dedicated to empowering girls in Africa and the Diaspora, to spotlighting The AWCON’s 2022 video games this July.
Adaora Oramah CEO & Director, “To rejoice Pan-African Girls’s Day this July, AMAKA and Afrosport TV are amplifying The Africa Girls’s Cup of Nations (AWCON), highlighting and redefining the illustration of African girls in soccer. African girls athletes face notable infrastructural challenges: From little sports activities protection, the exacerbating gender pay hole, to being underfunded, there are notable roadblocks that stifle development and improvement for Africa’s girls athletes. We’re looking for to play our half in altering the narrative, fostering inclusive media illustration and widespread protection of the event.”
Definitely, these points are poignant in Africa, and AWCON 2022 not solely presents a possibility for soccer loving followers to be entertained with the mesmeric expertise that will probably be on present, but additionally gives a platform to shine a light-weight on wider points confronting girls in African sport and society.
Adeola Ogundele, Enterprise Growth Supervisor at Afrosport added, “AWCON 2022 gives a possibility for us all to showcase the abilities of a number of the finest girls footballers on the earth and must be embraced by all true soccer followers. Nonetheless, the best significance of AWCON 2022 will probably be a legacy that goes past sport as problems with gender inequality, empowerment, and a way forward for hope and inspiration for the following era of younger women are dropped at the fore.”
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