Women AFCON: Nigeria Super Falcons Seal 9th World Cup Ticket

 

Semifinals
July 18
•Zambia Vs South Africa
•Morocco Vs Nigeria

Nigeria’s Super Falcons have qualified for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup after securing a semifinal spot at the ongoing 2022 Women AFCON.

Nigeria beat rivals Cameroon 1-0 on Thursday at Complex Sporting Mohamed V at Casablanca.

Rasheedat Ajibade scored the only goal of the game as the Super Falcons negotiated their way past the Quarterfinals.

Nigeria will now face hosts Morocco in Monday’s semifinals while Zambia meet South Africa in the other tie.

South Africa’s Banyana Banyana edged Tunisia at Prince Moulay-El Hassan Stadium.

Jermaine Seoposenwe’s first-half strike was enough to help South Africa reach their second World Cup.

This year’s Women AFCON was designed in a way that the four semifinalists qualify to the Women World Cup next year in Australia and New Zealand.

For Nigeria, it’s their ninth World Cup qualification and return to the stage after finishing at the round of 16 in 2019 in France where they lost 3-0 to Germany in Grenoble.

Their best finish was in 1999 when they lost to Brazil 4-3 by a golden goal at the Quarterfinals and will hope to go an extra mile this time round.

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