Paris-Bound: After 16-year absence, Super Falcons Qualify for the Olympics

Nigeria’s Super Falcon’s played a goalless draw with South Africa’s Banyana Banyana on Tuesday night at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics Games with a 1-0 aggregate win.

Nigeria had won the first leg in Abuja via a penalty scored by captain Rasheedat Ajibade.

Despite their chances in Pretoria, the home side and reigning African champions could not break down the resilience of the Super Falcons, fortified by the brilliant performance of goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie.

With this impressive result, the Super Falcons return to the women’s Olympic football tournament after a 16-year absence.

Nigeria will participate in the Paris Olympics football competition for the first time since 2008, and will play Spain, Brazil and Japan in Group C in July.


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