Sao Tome & Principe Women Team Withdraws From 2024 AWCON Qualifier Against Nigeria
2,847 total views, 3 views today
By Amaechi Agbo
Sao Tome and Principe have withdrawn from the 2024 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations, AWCON qualifier against the Super Falcons of Nigeria.
The Central Africa nation football association notified the Confederation of Africa Football, CAF about their inability to honour the two encounters slated to hold on 22 and 26 of this month.
Their withdrawal means that the Super Falcons have cruised into the second round of the qualifiers where they will face the winner of the fixture between Cape Verde and Liberia, at the second-round stage slated for the period 27th November – 5th December.
The winner will compete at WAFCON 2024 which will be hosted by Morocco.
The Super Falcons finished in fourth position at the last edition of the competition also hosted by Morocco last year.
The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF had on September 15 released the list of 24 players to face the Sao Tome ladies.
It is not clear at press time what would be the decision of the NFF as some of the players have started arriving into the country to begin camping in Lagos ahead of he first leg which was slated to hold at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Lagos this Friday