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2008 African Women's Championship

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Host country  Equatorial Guinea
Venue(s)  2 (in 2 host cities)
Dates  15–29 November 2008
Runners-up  South Africa
2008 African Women's Championship
Teams  8 (from 1 confederation)
Champions  Equatorial Guinea (1st title)

The 2008 Women's African Football Championship is of 15–29 November 2008 in Equatorial Guinea. The central African country is the first time host of the tournament. Eight national teams played in group matches and then against each other.

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Qualification

A total of 22 national teams entered qualification. The qualification was in two rounds, with each match taking place over 2 legs. In the first round, the 16 lowest-ranked nations were drawn in pairs. The eight winners joined six other national teams in the 2nd round, where the seven winners together with the hosts qualified for the finals.

First round

Was played between 30 November and 16 December 2007. Cameroon, Congo-Kinshasa, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria and South Africa had a bye to the second round.

Egypt, Burundi and Benin withdrew their matches.

Second round

Played between 24 February and 8 March 2008.

Participants

Therefore, the following eight teams will take part at the African Championship:

  •  Equatorial Guinea (hosts)
  •  Ghana
  •  Cameroon
  •  Congo
  •  Mali
  •  Nigeria
  •  South Africa
  •  Tunisia
  • Tunisia and Congo will compete at the African Championship for the first time.

    Awards

    Equatorial Guinea's Genoveva Añonma was announced player of the tournament and also won the top scorer award with six goals.

    Goalscorers

    6 Goals Genoveva Añonma

    References

    2008 African Women's Championship Wikipedia


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