COUNTRIES THAT WON THE WOMEN’S AFRICA CUP OF NATION TITLE

The African Women’s Championship which is now Women’s Africa Cup Of Nations (WAFCON) is a biennial tournament which was organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in the year 1991. The competition was contested by eight nations but it was later changed to 12 nations in the year 2022. The most successful nation is Nigeria with eleven titles and the current champions are South Africa. Below is the years the competitions were held and the nations that won the title in those years.

THE 1991 AFRICAN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP

The 1991 African Women’s Championship was the first edition of the tournament and it was played as a home and away match. The qualified nations that contested in the tournament were Cameroon, Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria, Senegal, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Nigeria became the champions of the tournament after they defeated Cameroon 6-0 on aggregate in the final round and that made them to qualify for the 1991 FIFA Women’s World Cup. This was the first title for Nigeria.

THE 1995 AFRICAN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP

The 1995 African Women’s Championship was the second edition of of the tournament and it was played as a home and away match between the contested nations. Nigeria, South Africa, Angola, Guinea, Ghana, Zambia, Sierra Leone and Cameroon. The defending champions, Nigeria,became the winners of the tournament after they defeated South Africa 11-2 on aggregate in the final round. This was the second title won by Nigeria.

Nigeria Female National Team

THE 1998 AFRICAN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP

The 1998 African Women’s Championship was the third edition of the tournament and it was hosted in Nigeria unlike the first and second edition that was played in the homes of the qualified nations. The nations that contested for the tournament were Cameroon, DR Congo, Egypt, Ghana, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria and South Africa. The host nation, Nigeria, became the champions of the tournament after they defeated Ghana in the final. This was the third title won by Nigeria.

THE 2000 AFRICA WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP

This was the fourth edition of the African Women’s Championship and it was hosted in South Africa for the first time. The qualified nations that contested in the tournament were Cameroon, Ghana, Morocco, Nigeria, Reunion, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe. The defending champions, Nigeria, became the winners of the tournament after they defeated the host nation, South Africa in the final. This was the fourth title won by Nigeria.

THE 2002 AFRICAN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP

The 2002 African Women’s Championship was the fifth edition of the tournament and it was hosted in Nigeria for the second time. The tournament was contested by Nigeria, Angola, Mali, South Africa, Cameroon, Ghana, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe. The host nation, Nigeria, became the champions of the tournament after they beat Ghana in the final. This became the fifth title won by Nigeria.

THE 2004 AFRICAN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP

This was the sixth edition of the African Women’s Championship tournament and it was hosted in South Africa for the second time. The tournament was contested by South Africa, Algeria, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe and Mali. Nigeria became the champions of the tournament for the sixth time after they defeated Cameroon in the final game.

THE 2006 AFRICAN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP

The 2006 African Women’s Championship was the seventh edition of the tournament and it was hosted in Nigeria for the third time. Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, South Africa, Algeria, Ghana, Cameroon, DR Congo and Mali were the nations that contested in the tournament. The host nation, Nigeria, became the champions of the tournament after they beat Ghana in the final. This became the seventh title won by Nigeria.

THE 2008 AFRICAN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP

This was the eighth edition of the African Women’s Championship tournament and it was hosted in Equatorial Guinea for the first time. The qualified nations that contested in the tournament were Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Cameroon, Congo, Mali, Nigeria, South Africa and Tunisia. The host nation, Equatorial Guinea, became the champions of the tournament after they beat South Africa in the final. This was the first title for Equatorial Guinea.

South Africa Female National Team

THE 2010 AFRICAN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP

The 2010 African Women’s Championship was the ninth edition of the tournament and it was hosted in South Africa for the third time. Algeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, South Africa and Tanzania were the qualified nations that contested in the tournament. Nigeria became the champions of the tournament after they defeated the defending champions, Equatorial Guinea, in the final. This was the eighth title won by Nigeria.

THE 2012 AFRICAN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP

The 2012 African Women’s Championship was the tenth edition of the tournament and it was hosted in Equatorial Guinea for the second time. The qualified nations that contested in the tournament were Cameroon, DR Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa. The host nation, Equatorial Guinea, became the champions of the tournament after they beat South Africa in the final. This became the second title won by Equatorial Guinea.

THE 2014 AFRICAN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP

This was the eleventh edition of the African Women’s Championship tournament and it was hosted in Namibia for the first time. Algeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia were the qualified nations that contested in the tournament. Nigeria became the champions of the tournament after they defeated Cameroon in the final. This was the ninth title won by Nigeria.

THE 2016 WOMEN’S AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS

The 2016 tournament was when the name was changed from African Women’s Championship to Women’s Africa Cup Of Nations (WAFCON). This was the twelfth edition of the tournament and it was hosted in Cameroon for the first time. The qualified nations that contested in the tournament were Cameroon, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, South Africa and Zimbabwe. The tournament was won by Nigeria after they beat the host nation, Cameroon in the final. This was the tenth title won by Nigeria.

THE 2018 WOMEN’S AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS

This was the thirteenth edition of the Women’s Africa Cup Of Nations tournament and it was held in Ghana for the first time. Algeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Mali, Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia were the qualified nations that contested in the tournament. The defending champions, Nigeria, became the winners of the tournament after they beat South Africa in the final. This was the eleventh title won by Nigeria.

THE 2022 WOMEN’S AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS

The 2022 Women’s Africa Cup Of Nations was the fourteenth edition of the tournament and it was hosted in Morocco for the first time. The qualified nations that contested in the tournament were Morocco, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Zambia, Senegal, Togo, Nigeria, Tunisia, Botswana, Cameroon and South Africa. South Africa became the champions of the tournament after they defeated the host nation, Morocco in the final. This was the first title won by South Africa.

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