2024 Olympics: Super Falcons Defeat Cameroon 1-0 to Advance into Final Round

Nigeria’s Super Falcons have clinched their spot in the final round of qualifiers for the women’s football event at the 2024 Olympics, defeating Cameroon 1-0 on aggregate in the third round of qualifiers for the quadrennial games.

Despite a goalless draw at the Stade de la Réunification, Douala, on Friday, the Falcons secured a crucial goal against Cameroon at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja, on Monday, courtesy of an early strike from Esther Okoronkwo.

The closely contested match saw the Cameroonians pushing forward, seeking to equalize and snatch a win on the road, but Nigeria’s Chiamaka Nnadozie made critical saves to deny them.

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In the final round of qualifiers, the Super Falcons are poised to face either Tanzania or South Africa. With only two slots allocated for African teams in the 2024 Olympics, the competition intensifies.

Scheduled to take place in Paris, France, from July 26 to August 11, 2024, the 2024 Olympics mark another opportunity for the Falcons to showcase their prowess on the global stage, having previously participated in the Olympics in 2000, 2004, and 2008.