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Super Falcons beat Cape Verde to qualify for 2024 WAFCON

Super Falcons beat Cape Verde to qualify for 2024 WAFCON
December 05
21:00 2023

The Super Falcons of Nigeria have qualified for the 2024 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON).

The eleven-time African champions secured their ticket for the continental competition after defeating Cape Verde 7-1 on aggregate in the final round of qualifiers.

The Justine Madugu-led team followed a 5-0 trouncing of the Cape Verdean in Abuja on Friday with another 2-1 victory away at the Estádio Nacional de Cabo Verde in Praia on Tuesday.

In the second leg of the encounter, the Cape Verdeans struck first in the eighth minute of the match through Ivania Moreira as the Falcons struggled to take their numerous chances.

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The home team would hold on to the lead through the first half until Esther Okoronkwo pulled Nigeria level with a solo effort in the 60th minute.

The Falcons completed the comeback late when Rasheedat Ajibade capped the victory deep in stoppage time.

The win ensured Nigeria continued the unblemished record of featuring in all editions of the WAFCON since its inception in 1991.

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The Falcons join South Africa, Ghana, Botswana, Morocco, Algeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tunisia and Senegal for the 15th edition of Africa’s premier women’s football competition.

Other qualified teams are Zambia, Tanzania and Mali.

The 2024 WAFCON is billed to be hosted by Morocco.

 

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