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Nigeria Join South Africa, Ghana and Others in Qualifying for WAFCON 2024 After Defeating Cape Verde
- Super Falcons have booked a place in the 2024 CAF Women Africa Cup of Nations
- The Nigerian Women's national team defeated Cape Verde in the qualifying stage
- The nine-time African champions join 11 other top countries in the competition
The Super Falcons of Nigeria have secured a place in the 2024 CAF Women Africa Cup of Nations after defeating Cape Verde in the qualifying stage.
The Falcons join the likes of Ghana, South Africa, and Morocco on the list of countries that have qualified for the tournament.
Nigeria put one in the competition when they defeated Cape Verde 5-0 in the first leg of the qualifying series at the MKO Abiola Stadium on Thursday, November 30.
The second leg clash didn't come easy for the Falcons as they came from a goal down to secure a 2-1 over the Cape Verdeans in Praia.
Ivania Tavares Moreira gave the home side the lead after just nine minutes of play at the Estadio Nacional de Cabo Verde.
Nigeria failed to find the back of the net despite creating a lot of chances, but eventually levelled things up through second-half substitute Esther Okoronkwo.
In the absence of Barcelona striker Asisat Oshoala, Atletico Madrid forward Rasheedat Ajibade pulled up a stellar performance and scored the goal that secured an away win for the Falcons, according to a report by Soccernet.
The nine-time African champions will be hoping to secure the title after missing out the last time to South Africa.
Teams that qualified for WAFCON 2024
The 15th edition of the competition will also be hosted by Morocco.
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Super Falcons players on unpaid wages
Sports Brief earlier reported that some members of the Super Falcons of Nigeria squad for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup have expressed frustrations over their treatment by the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF).
More than six weeks after the global showpiece, some Super Falcons players who asked to be anonymous claim they have received less than half of their daily camp wages and no match bonuses.
It was further gathered that the Nigerian Women are yet to receive $60,000 (£49,000) of FIFA money owed to each player for reaching the round of 16.