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Super Falcons defeat Cameroon to reach final round of Olympics qualifiers

Super Falcons defeat Cameroon to reach final round of Olympics qualifiers
February 26
18:17 2024

The Super Falcons of Nigeria have advanced to the final round of qualifiers for the women’s football event at the 2024 Olympics. 

Nigeria edged Cameroon 1-0 on aggregate in the third round of qualifiers for the quadrennial Games.

The Falcons were held to a goalless draw at the Stade de la Réunification, Douala, on Friday, but they put a vital goal past the Cameroonians at the Moshood Abiola stadium on Monday.

A first-half goal from Esther Okoronkwo was the sole difference in a match on the knife edge.

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Okoronkwo was at the right place to tap home the ball from the near post after a brilliant slalom run into the box by Jennifer Echegini.

Chiamaka Nnadozie also made important saves for Nigeria as the Cameroonians poured forward, creating chances to level the game and upturn the encounter with an away goal.

Super Falcons will face Tanzania or South Africa in the final round of qualifiers.

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Only two teams will represent Africa at the 2024 Olympics.

The 2024 Olympics is billed to take place in Paris, France, from July 26 to August 11, 2024.

The Falcons played at the Olympics in 2000, 2004 and 2008.

 

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