Super Falcons Edges South Africa In Olympics Qualifier

Rasheedat Ajibade's goal hands Nigeria slim advantage heading into the return leg in Pretoria next Tuesday
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Nigeria’s women football national team, Super Falcons on Friday evening earned a crucial 1-0 win and three points in the last round of qualifiers to the Women’s football tournament of the 2024 Olympics, Prime Business Africa reports.

Atletico Madrid forward Rasheedat Ajibade converted a perfect penalty in the 43rd minute that was ultimately the only goal of the match.

The Falcons lost a couple of great opportunities in the close game but the returning Chinwendu Ihezuo who was fouled inside take box that resulted in the goal was a constant threat to the Bayana Bayana with her pace and trickery.

Substitutes Esther Okoronkwo and Rinsola Babajide also gave good account of themselves while Paris FC goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie was at her elastic best.

Nnadozie saved a long range strike from Jermaine Seoposeenwe after she was teed up by Thembi Kgatlana.

Attention shifts to the return leg of the fixtures next week Tuesday in Pretoria.

The South African contingent are expected to depart Abuja for South Africa on Saturday morning while the Falcons are billed for their trip on Sunday

Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.

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