Super Falcons breaks 16-year-old jinx, qualify for Olympics women football


Falcons qualify for Olympics

By Kazeem Ugbodaga

The Super Falcons of Nigeria have broken a 16-year-old jinx as they qualified for this year’s Olympics Women football after holding the Banyana Banyana of South Africa to a goalless draw in Pretoria.

The Falcons had won the first leg in Abuja, Nigeria by a lone goal.

The Super Falcons have not played in Olympics football event since 2008, but they put up a strong performance in Pretoria on Tuesday to qualify for the 2024 Olympics in Paris, France.

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In the 86th minute, Nigerian goalkeeper, Chiamaka Nnadozie was at her best yet again to deny the South Africans a clear chance to score.

With the match ending 0-0 after 90 minutes, the Falcons celebrated their qualification for the Olympics and denied the South Africans.

The Nigerian side will play in Group C along with Spain, Japan and Brazil.

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