The CAF Women's Champions League was born from the desire which is to raise African women's football high. In addition, it reiterates the vision of CAF which aims "to build a solid identity of women's football in Africa and offer girls and women playing opportunities, career and representation".
2021 marks the year of the first edition of the annual tournament which brings together the 8 best clubs from the zonal unions of the continent.
For this inaugural edition, a bidding procedure was launched by CAF and Egypt was chosen as the host of the final tournament scheduled from November 5 to 19.
CAF, aware that competitions are the greatest engines for the development of football, undertook over the 2020-2023 period to work diligently with zonal unions and member associations in order to increase the number of women's competitions for clubs and national youth and senior teams. How can we imagine the development of women's football without putting the clubs, known as the main guarantors of player training, at the forefront?
To be eligible to participate in the competition, clubs must have obtained a license issued by the competent national body in accordance with CAF Women’s Club Licensing Regulations and be included in the list of licensing decisions to be submitted by this body to the CAF Administration by the given deadline.
The CAF Women's Champions League consists in two phases: a qualifying phase organized in each CAF zone and a final tournament with the regional winners.
Below are the complete regulations for the TotalEnergies CAF Women's Champions League: