Benin's participation in the African Championships consists of one qualification tournament, in 2006. Benin beat Malawi at home, and therefore moved through the first qualification round. They then drew 1-1 with Ivory Coast, and won on a penalty shootout. In the second round, Benin met Mali, and lost both matches.
Benin also entered the 2008 African Championships, but pulled out before the tournament began. Their home defeat to Mali was therefore the last match Benin played.
The first team of Benin disputed its first match against Malawi on February 19, 2006; for the 2006 African Women's Championship, who was held in Nigeria. Benin won the match by a score of 1–0, but the goalscorer is unknown. The second leg was disputed on February 26, 2006; this time it ended with a 0–0 draw. Benin advanced to the First Round due to an aggregate of 1–0. In the First Round, Benin was paired with Ivory Coast and draw both matches by 1–1. Benin won in a Penalty shoot-out by 4–3. Benin advanced to the Second Round. In the Second Round, Benin met Mali. In the first leg, on July 22, 2006; Benin lost the match by 3–1, and the goal was scored by Bouraïma Bathily, the only known goalscorer for Benin. The second leg was a loss and also the last match that Benin played, in which they lost by 1–0. Thus, Benin was eliminated from the tournament by an aggregate of 4–1.