By Olayinka Elebute
West African Football Union – Zone B (WAFU B) has announced that Ivory Coast will host the WAFU B the qualification tournament for the inaugural CAF Women’s Champions League.
Rivers United on Sunday emerged winner in the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Super Six and also qualified to represent Nigeria in the WAFU qualifier.
Executive Director of WAFU B, Balima Boureima, sent out a memo to the secretaries of all the federations involved to notify them of the qualification host.
“Following the reopening of the bidding process for the organization of the qualifying tournament of the Women Clubs Champions League, kindly be informed that Fédération Ivoirienne de Football (FIF) will host the said qualifying tournament,” he said.
In June last year, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) decided to launch the Women’s Champions League as part of its strategic plan to grow the women’s game.
Eight clubs will compete in the finals of the maiden African Women’s Champions League which commences later in the year.