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Olympic Qualifier: Super Eagles Ready To Storm Pretoria

...Nigeria's Super Falcons...still receiving attention...
...Nigeria's Super Falcons...still receiving attention...

Following their narrow 1-0 victory in the first leg, the Super Falcons will depart Nigeria on Sunday night in preparation for Tuesday’s second leg of the final round of the 2024 Paris Olympic Games qualifier.

On Friday, at the MKO Abiola National Stadium, Captain Rasheedat Ajibade’s 42nd minute penalty goal was the difference between the reigning African champions South Africa and nine-time champions Nigeria.

Halfway into the second half, an excellent pass from the incisive Thembi Kgatlana allowed Jermain Seoposenwe to send a thunderbolt from 20 yards out, requiring goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie to make a world-class save.

Since the Falcons are just 1-0 ahead on aggregate, there is still a lot to play for in Tuesday’s return leg at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria.

According to a statement from the NFF, the Super Falcons will jet out of the country on Sunday night for the return leg of their Olympic Games qualifier against South Africa.

The players and their officials will travel to South Africa via the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

Banyana Banyana returned to Johannesburg on Saturday.

The overall winners will pick one of Africa’s two tickets for the women’s football event at Paris 2024. The Copper Queens of Zambia and Atlas Lionesses of Morocco are battling for the other ticket.

The Super Falcons last featured at the Olympics 16 years ago in Beijing, China.

Credit: punchng.com

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