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Nigeria’s Super Falcons grab Olympics ticket in South Africa

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Super Falcons play goaless with Bayana Bayana

Nigeria’s female national football team, Super Falcons, have qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games after playing goaless with Bayana Bayana of South Africa on Tuesday April 9, 2024.

In Abuja on Friday, the Super Falcons defeated the Bayana Bayana 1-0 before proceeding to South Africa to grab the Summer Olympics ticket after 16 years of failure.

Rasheedat Ajibade scored from the spot in the first leg of the qualifiers in Abuja on Friday.

Also read: Super Falcons crash out of World Cup, gets Tinubu’s commendation

That goal was enough for the Super Falcons to pick one of Africa’s tickets for the women’s football event of the Paris Olympics as the second leg tie ended goaless in South Africa.

Both teams have played several times since their 7-1 win against South Africa in a 1995 World Cup qualifier in Johannesburg.

They have met 24 times with Nigeria winning 15, five ended in draws and South Africa claimed victory four times.

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