Super Falcons Beat Cape Verde, Qualify for 2024 WAFCON
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By Amaechi Agbo
Nigeria’s Super Falcons have qualified for the 2024 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, WAFCON after beating Cape Verde 2-1 away on Tuesday.
The nine-time Africa Champions came from behind to beat the host and qualify for the tournament on 7-1 aggregate. The Super Falcons are making their 15th consecutive appearance in the tournament next year
Ivania Moreira rattled the Super Falcons just eight minutes in the game after she scored the opener
However, Esther Okoronkwo who scored a brace in the first leg in Abuja on Thursday restored parity on 62nd minute.
Captain of the side, Rasheedat Ajibade scored the winning goal on added time to hand the Falcons their ticket to the tournament.
Nigeria thrashed Cape Verde 5-0 in the first leg in Abuja on Thursday.
Nigeria becomes the 12th team to qualify for the tournament after host Morocco (automatic qualification) South Africa, Algeria, Tanzania, Ghana, Botswana, DR Congo, Senegal, Zambia, Tunisia and Mali
The 15th edition of the biennial African women’s football tournament will hold in Morocco in July next year