For the third consecutive season, ASFAR FC of Morocco will be participating in the CAF Women’s Champions League.
The tournament which started in 2021 has seen two teams, ASFAR FC and Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies, the two winners of the past editions taking in all editions of the competition.
In 2021, at the maiden edition, ASFAR FC won the bronze medal after a 2-1 win against Malabo Kings of Equatorial Guinea.
Last year, the team ended Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies’ unbeaten run at the tournament with a blown-out win.
The host side emphatically defeated the South African side 4-0 in the final thanks to Ibtissam Jraidi’s hat-trick.
The team won all their five games en route winning the title on home soil last year.
With Jraidi no longer with the team, the Moroccan champions will look out for the most valuable player from last season, Fatima Tagnaout, and captain, Grizlane Chebbak who remained with the team after Round of 16 placement with the national team at the last FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
ASFAR automatically qualified for the 2023 CAF Women’s Champions League as champions from the previous edition.
The team rested from the UNAF (North Africa) Women’s Champions League Qualifiers as the second-best team in Morocco, Sporting Club Casablanca took part and picked the second automatic slot making it two teams from Morocco heading to Ivory Coast.
The holders will face Ampem Darkoa (Ghana), Huracanes (Equatorial Guinea), and AS Mande (Mali) in Group B of the 2023 CAF Women’s Champions League.
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