Ethiopia joined Ghana in bowing out of the 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations qualifying round as both er nations made another step towards Morocco.

Linda Motlhalo and Hildah Magaia scored two goals each as South Africa’s Banyana Banyana finished off the job they started in the first leg. Red hot Sibulele ‘Msawawa’ Holweni added another goal to her tally as Mozambique succumbed to a six nil defeat to add to the seven handed to them in the first leg. Algeria await South Africa in the 2nd round of qualifying for Morocco 2022.

Algeria earned the meeting with Banyana Banyana by mauling Sudan 14 nil. The 2nd leg was not even worth playing.

Zambia booked their place in the 2nd round of qualifying thanksto a hard fought 3-2 win over the ever improving Malawi at Nkoloma Stadium. A 1-1 draw in the 1st leg had left the tie on a knife-edge. The Shepolopolo will meet the Gladiators of Namibia who had an equally good tussle with Tanzania and came out victorious with a 5-3 aggregate scoreline.

Ethiopia went out the hard way to the Crested Cranes of Uganda. Senaf Wakuma and Loza Abera had evened out the aggregate to 2-2 with their goals, but the lottery of penalties went against Ethiopia. Uganda winning the shootout 2-1, and booking a date with neighbours Kenya who made light work of South Sudan.

Marjory Nyaumwe, Maudy Mafuruse and Shyline Dambamuromo scored as Zimbabwe beat Eswatini for an aggregate victory scoreline of 6-1. The Mighty Warriors will now have to get past the Mares of Botsswana to earn a ticket to next year’s Africa Women’s Cup of Nations. Angola felt the kick of Botswana in a 6-1 drubbing over two legs.

Gabon, Guinea-Bissau, Tunisia, and Senegal all took one step towards being part of the 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nation, otherwise known as AWCON.