The First Round of the 2024 Women’s African Cup of Nations (AWCON) Qualifiers got underway with victories for Algeria, Burkina Faso, and Ghana in the first-leg games on Wednesday.
Algeria recorded a 2-1 away win over Uganda to brighten their resolve to make it to the second round.
Goals from Imane Chabel and Ghouthia Habiba Karchouni gave the North Africans a two-goal lead.
Fauzia Najjemba reduced the deficit for the host in the 87th minute but could not prevent a loss ahead of the return leg in Algeria.
Burkina Faso also earned a 3-2 win away from home against Eswatini.
Balguissa Sawadogo, Ramata Sawadogo, and Mounira Compoare scored for the visitors.
Samkelisiwe Fakudze and Tenanile Ngcamphalala converted for the host.
The biggest winners of the day were Ghana which picked a whopping 7-0 win away from home over Rwanda.
AWCON 2024 First Round First Leg Results
1st Round 1st leg
Rwanda 🇷🇼 0-7 Ghana 🇬🇭
Doris Boaduwaa 3′
Evelyn Badu 14′ 64′
Princella Adubea 28′
Alice Kusi 52′
Achiaa Anasthesia 76′ 81′
Uganda 🇺🇬 1-2 Algeria 🇩🇿
Fauzia Najjemba 87 Imane Chabel 47
Ghouthia Habiba Karchouni 51
Eswatini 2-3 Burkina Faso
Samkelisiwe Fakudze 47
Tenanile Ngcamphalala 90+/ Balguissa Sawadogo 16,Ramata Sawadogo 20, Mounira Compoare 32
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