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April 8, 2024

Paris 2024: Super Falcons arrive Pretoria ahead of Olympic Qualifiers

The Super Falcons of Nigeria on Thursday whitewashed Cape Verde 5-0 in the first leg of the final round of the qualifiers for the 2024 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON).

Nigeria’s Super Falcons have arrived in Pretoria ahead of the return leg of the final Paris 2024 Olympic qualifying round against Bayana Bayana of South Africa.

According to the media officer of the team, Oluchi Tobechukwu, the team arrived at the Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg this morning and will train later in the evening ahead of the game on Tuesday.

On her Facebook page, Tobechukwu said the team had settled down and look forward to the game.

“We have arrived Pretoria and have settled down in our residence the Maslow time square. We will observe our official training later tonight”, she wrote.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Nigeria needs a win or draw to secure the Paris 2024 Olympic ticket after missing out in the last three editions.

Falcons won the first leg of the fixture by a lone goal on Friday at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.

The winner of the tie automatically books a spot at the Olympics,

NAN reports that the match will kick off at 7.30pm South Africa time (6.30pm Nigeria time)