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S’Falcons in Casablanca for Cameroon clash

By Oviri Kelvin, Sports Editor

Nigerian senior women’s football team also known as the Super Falcons are already in Casablanca to take on Cameroon in the quarterfinal of the TotalEnergies Women’s African Cup of Nations (WAFCON) in Morocco.

Super Falcons qualified for the stage to face their West African counterpart after they plummeted Burundian women 4-0 at Stade Moulay Hassan in Rabat with a brace fromUchenna Kanu coupled with Rasheedat Ajibade’s and Peace Efih’s goals. The Trumpet Gathered

Recalled that the nine-time champions lost their opening match to South Africa but returned to winning ways by dealing a heavy blow to Botswana, before their last group game win.

Bayana Bayana of South Africa topped Group C having won all three matches to earn maximum points while the Super Falcon trailed with 6 points followed by Botswana and Burundi with 3 and 0 points respectively.

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On the other hand, Cameroon finished in the second position behind Zambia in group B with 5 points having drawn two matches and winning Tunisia in their three group marches. Both teams are scheduled to battle for the semi-final spot on Thursday which guarantees an automatic qualification for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand.

Nigeria is keen on representing the African continent in the World football fiesta and had set the target before the tournament kick-started.  Should they beat the Lionesses of Cameroon in the quarter-final, their objective in WAFCON would have changed to clinching their 10th AFCON title.

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