Super Falcons Break 16-year Jinx, Beat South Africa’s Bayana Bayana To 2024 Olympics Ticket

The Super Falcons of Nigeria have qualified for the 2024 Olympics after a 16-year absence from the competition. Coach Randy Waldrum-led side secured qualification on Tuesday after seeing out a goalless draw against Bayana Bayana of South Africa to win 1-0 on aggregate.

The second leg played on Tuesday evening in Pretoria ended in a goalless draw as the spirited Falcons ensured Nigeria qualified for her first Olympic games since 2008–a historic feat for the nation’s female football team

The falcons were resolute in defence to stop all goalscoring chances created by the South Africans to score a goal. Nigeria’s Super Falcons had secured a 1-0 win over the Banyana Banyana in the first leg of the fixture played at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja on Friday.

A first half penalty by Rasheedat Ajibade was enough to place the Falcons on the right pedestal on Friday as Coach Randy Waldrum’s girls secured an important advantage that sealed their qualification.

The Falcons, who reached the quarter-final at last year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup, have now qualified for the women’s football event for the first time since 2008

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

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