TANZANIAN Ladies begin their FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup campaign today as they face their host Eritrea in Asmara.
According to the Confederation of African Football (CAF), three more rounds will be played, with two teams representing Africa in the 2022 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Costa Rica.
The Tanzanian team qualified for the first round on walkover.
On the Eritrean side, they progressed to the second round of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup qualifiers after ejecting Djibouti. Eritrea humbled Djibouti 6-1 where in the first leg, they picked 3-1 before recording 3-0 in the return leg at the Abebe Bikila Stadium in Addis Ababa.
The two legs were played on neutral ground in Ethiopia.
After today's battle, Tanzanite will play their return leg, which will stage in Dar es Salaam on October 9th this year.
Other matches to be held this week include that between Mozambique and South Africa at Matola in Maputo today.
In Kigali, Rwanda will host Ethiopia, while in Lusaka, Zambia will host Malawi in the afternoon.
In Ngozi, Burundi are pitted against Namibia, while in Bakau, Gambia will play Burkina Faso on Saturday.
Also to be staged tomorrow is a match between Benin and Morocco to be staged in Porto-Novo.
Bamako is a matching venue between Mali and Senegal, while in Luanda, Angola will lock horns with Botswana at 1430h.
In Cairo, Egypt will invite Congo Brazzaville as the Kenyan capital, Nairobi will be staging an East African derby pitting hosts Kenya against neighbours Uganda.
In Mumias, Kenya, Guinea will invite Sierra Leone as in Libreville, Gabon will be hosting Guinea-Bissau.
DR Congo will play Cameroon in a match held in Lubumbashi as Doula will host a game between the Central African Republic and Nigeria.
After staging the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in 2014, Costa Rica will again welcome the best teams in the world - this time for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup 2022. The tournament, which was originally planned for 2020 and intended to have Panama as co-hosts, had to be postponed due to the COVID pandemic. Costa Rica were then named sole hosts of this rescheduled global showpiece, which will run from 10 to August 28th 2022.
Nurturing the brightest talents in international Women's football, the FIFA U-20 takes place biennially.
U-20 Women's World Cup will see 16 nations compete against each other for the prize.
With continental qualification pathways leading to an exciting finals event, the competition has seen four past champions; USA, Germany, Japan and Korea DPR.