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U-17 Women's Qualifiers: Six countries for three World Cup spots


Tue 21 May 2024 | 12:07 PM
U-17 Women's Qualifiers: Six countries for three World Cup spots
U-17 Women's Qualifiers: Six countries for three World Cup spots
Mohamed Mandour

The crunch stage of qualifying for the 2024 U-17 Women's World Cup in the Dominican Republic has arrived with six African nations vying for the three remaining places.

After series of two-legged playoff ties, Burundi, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Zambia and Liberia have progressed to make up the "Final Six" in the CAF qualifying competition.

Burundi booked their place with an 18-0 aggregate demolition of Djibouti, while Kenya saw off Ethiopia 3-0 in the second leg after a goalless first encounter.

Those two nations will now face off over two legs, with the first match taking place on June 7th.

Morocco also navigated their way through in emphatic fashion, following up a 4-0 first leg win over Algeria with the same scoreline in the return to set up a meeting with Zambia.

It promises to be a mouth-watering tie, with the young Zambians aiming to emulate the success of the senior national side after beating Uganda 2-1 on aggregate.

Reigning U-17 world champions Nigeria predictably proved too strong for Burkina Faso, winning 13-1 over the two legs. Their incentive is a duel with Liberia, who overcame Senegal on away goals rule after winning 2-0 to overturn the 3-1 deficit from the first leg.

The three victorious nations from this final qualifying phase will book their spots at the U-17 Women's World Cup in the Dominican Republic.

The first legs take place on June 7, with the return matches scheduled for June 14 across the continent.

Schedule for the Final Round of U-17 Women's World Cup Qualifiers, Dominican Republic 2024

Friday, June 7 | First Leg

Burundi vs. Kenya

Zambia vs. Morocco

Liberia vs. Nigeria

Friday, June 14 | Second Leg

Kenya vs. Burundi

Morocco vs. Zambia

Nigeria vs. Liberia