The executive committee of CAF has approved increase in the number of nations to participate in the Women’s African Cup of Nations from 8 teams previously to 12 teams from the 2020 edition.

The decision to increase the number of teams was announced this Wednesday on the Twitter handle of the CAF boss Ahmad Ahmad after the first half of the CAF executive committee meeting in Cairo Egypt.This move will open the doors for more nations to enter the competition from 2020 most likely in a format of 3 pools of 4 teams each with the introduction of a quarter final stage before the semi final henceforth.

The reform is one of many that has been on the lips of promoters of Women’s football in the last few years.

Congo Brazzaville recently declined from hosting the next tournament.

The Super Falcons of Nigeria have won all but two of the Women’s AFCON trophy since its inception in 1995 and won the last edition in December 2018 in Ghana.

Angu Lesley in Cairo