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1991 African Women's Championship

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Dates  February 16 – June 30
Runners-up  Cameroon
Goals scored  22 (3.67 per match)
Champions  Nigeria (1st title)
Matches played  6
1991 African Women's Championship
Teams  8 (from 1 confederation)

The 1991 Women's African Football Championship was the first staging of the CAF Women's Championship, the women's football championship in Africa (CAF). It determined the CAF's single qualifier for the FIFA Women's World Cup 1991. Nigeria won the tournament, defeating Cameroon in the final.


Eight teams were scheduled originally to play in the tournament, but half of them withdrew, causing only four teams to compete actively for the right to represent Africa in the World Cup. Cameroon in fact reached the final by default.

In the tournament, 22 goals were scored in 6 games.

The majority of the details of this tournament are unknown.

Participating teams

The eight participating teams were:

The teams who withdrew in italics.

First Round

Nigeria win 7–2 on aggregate. Senegal withdraw, Guinea advance. Zimbabwe withdraw, Zambia advance. Congo withdraw, Cameroon advance.

Second Round

Nigeria win 7–0 on aggregate. Zambia withdraw, Cameroon advance.

Final Round

Nigeria win 6–0 on aggregate.


1991 African Women's Championship Wikipedia