Nigeria's Super Falcons Defeat Cameroon in 2024 Olympic Qualifier

Nigeria's Super Falcons Defeat Cameroon in 2024 Olympic Qualifier

  • Super Falcons of Nigeria have defeated the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroonian one goal to nil at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja
  • The victory has secured Nigeria a spot in the final round of the African qualifying series for the 2024 Paris Olympic female football tournament
  • The Nigeria female national team will face the winner between Bayana Bayana of South Africa or Tanzania in April journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5 years of experience covering metro and government policy

FCT, Abuja - Super Falcons of Nigeria have defeated the Cameroonian female national team in a Paris Olympics qualifier at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja.

Esther Okoronkwo breaks the deadlock to hand Nigeria the victory from a goalmouth scramble in the 14th minute.

Super Falcons take lead against Cameroon
Esther Okoronkwo gives Super Falcons the lead in the 14th minute Photo credit: Robert Cianflone
Source: Getty Images

This was disclosed via the Super Falcons X page (formerly known as Twitter) @NGSuper_Falcons

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The match was played at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja for an Olympic qualifier for the Paris 2024 games.

Nigeria is through to the fourth round of the Caf Women's Olympic qualifier and will face the winner between South Africa or Tanzania in April.

The reigning African champions, South Africa, dominated the first leg in Tanzania, securing a 3-0 victory. recalls that 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. The Indomitable Lionesses stopped their march to the London 2012 Olympics.

Super Falcons, Cameroon clash ends in stalemate earlier reported that Super Falcons player, Joe Echegini fell victim to robbery, while Asisat Oshoala failed to capitalise on a scoring opportunity against Cameroon during the Paris 2024 qualifier held in Douala.

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A controversial disallowed goal overshadowed the first leg of the Olympic qualifier with the match ending in a scoreless draw. In the initial stages of the match, Nigeria relied on goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie's crucial save to prevent the opposing team from scoring.

Ugandan referee Shamirah Nabbada's performance was criticised for its poor quality after Jennifer Echegini, playing for Juventus, believed she had scored for the Super Falcons in the 54th minute, but the goal was disallowed due to an offside call.


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