BREAKING: Nigeria Breaks Olympic Jinx Since 2008 After Clash with South Africa

BREAKING: Nigeria Breaks Olympic Jinx Since 2008 After Clash with South Africa

  • The Super Falcons have broken the 16-year-old jinx of not playing in the Olympics after a goalless draw with the Banyana Banyana of South Africa in Pretoria
  • Nigeria had earlier defeated South Africa's side in the first leg of the qualifier with a lone goal in Abuja
  • Rashidat Ajibade scored the winning goal for Nigeria in their first encounter, which made the last leg ended in a 0-1 aggregate

Pretoria, South Africa - The Super Falcons of Nigeria played a goalless draw with the Bayana Bayana of South Africa in Pretoria and have secured a ticket to the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

This is because the Super Falcons of Nigeria had defeated the Bayana Bayana of South Africa in the first leg of the encounter with a goal in Abuja, Nigeria's capital.

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Super Falcons have played a goalless match with the Bayana Bayana of South Africa in Pretoria to qualified for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, France
Nigeria finally qualified for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games Photo Credit: Super Falcons
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How Nigeria qualified for Paris Olympic

Nigeria had a slim advantage going into the match against their South African opponent after defeating the Banyana Banyana at the first leg of the qualifying match in Abuja days back.

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That night, Rashidat Ajibade scored the one goal for the Super Falcons, moving Coach Randy Waldrum’s girls closer to clinching the ticket for the Paris games.

The Super Falcons have the advantage of going into the game on Tuesday evening, knowing that the job was not well done and that they had to work to get the result in South Africa. Their primary task was to avoid the defeat in which they got.

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The Super Falcons and the Banyana Banyana have played several times since Nigeria beat South Africa 7-1 in 1995 in Johannesburg for a World Cup qualifier.

The two teams have met 24 times. While Nigeria has won 15 times, South Africa has claimed four victories and five matches ended in draws.

See the score of the match here:

Source: Legit.ng

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