Cameroon vs Nigeria: Asisat Oshoala, 20 Others in Action As Super Falcons Clash With Lionesses

Cameroon vs Nigeria: Asisat Oshoala, 20 Others in Action As Super Falcons Clash With Lionesses

  • The Super Falcons now have their coach back, and they are all set to battle with the Lionesses of Cameroon
  • The Nigerian female football players will battle with Cameroon to secure a spot at the 2024 Women’s Olympic Football tournament in Paris
  • The crucial two-legged match is fixed for Friday, February 23, and Monday, February 26, 2024 journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Nigeria's female football team, Super Falcons, and the Lionesses of Cameroon will clash on Friday, February 23, in Douala to secure a spot in the final round of the African qualifying series for this year’s Women’s Olympic Football Tournament.

Super Falcons with their coach Randy Waldrum
Randy Waldrum’s contract extension has been sorted, and he is back as the Super Falcons coach to lead the Nigerian female squad for the Olympics Qualifiers vs Cameroon. Photo credit: @NGSuper_Falcons
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The Super Falcons, rated top in Africa, after reaching the round of 16 at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Down Under without losing a match in regulation time, are keen to return to the global stage to prove their mettle once more, The Nation reported.

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Friday’s first leg tie is billed for Douala before the second leg, which would take place 72 hours later in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

Since featuring at the Beijing 2008 Olympics, the Super Falcons have failed in all their subsequent efforts to play in successive editions of the Olympic Games.

Fully aware that the Indomitable Lionesses stopped their march to the London 2012 Olympics, the Super Falcons will be wary of a repeat as they seek to make it to Paris 2024, Vanguard reported.

Super Falcons squad for Olympic football

Coach Randy Waldrum has selected 21 players to execute this Olympic qualification mission.

Six times Africa's Best female footballer, Asisat Oshoala, leads 20 other Falcons to face 2024 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament qualifying 3rd round opponents, Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon.

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The coach recalled fabulous defender Ashley Plumptre, now based in Saudi Arabia, Halimatu Ayinde, Toni Payne and Christy Ucheibe. They will play together in the middle.

Deborah Abiodun, Nigeria’s goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie, forwards Asisat Oshoala, Rasheedat Ajibade, Uchenna Kanu, Gift Monday, and Esther Okoronkwo have been fixed in the front line of the Falcons' defence, Premium Times reported.

Peseiro no longer with Super Eagles

In another similar development, reported that Jose Peseiro's contract as the Super Eagles coach expired following the conclusion of the CAF AFCON 2023 tournament.

According to, the option of a two-year-old deal after meeting the semi-final target was up to Peseiro to decide.

The Portuguese tactician led Nigeria to the AFCON final, where the Super Eagles lost to the Elephant of Cote d'Ivoire, the host nation.


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