How Nigeria’s Super Falcons Qualified For Female World Cup
From Kelechi Eke
With a lone goal by Rasheedat Ajibade, Nigeria’s Super Falcons beat Cameroon to pick a slot in next year’s FIFA Female World Cup finals.
With Nigeria’s qualification, Africa’s flag would be flown by Morocco, South Africa, Zambia and Nigeria.
However, there is another chance for the losers of the quarterfinals as two nations still have the chance of emerging through a knockout to qualify for intercontinental playoffs.
In all, four more teams are expected to qualify for the finals through intercontinental playoffs.
Nigeria’s qualification goal against Cameroon, through Rasheedat Ajibade, touched the net in the 56th minute of the game.
It is on record today that Nigeria has won nine out of the 10 matches she played against Cameroonian Lionness at the tournament.
The Super Falcons is the 15th team to qualify for the World Cup finals.
The other teams that have qualified include the hosts Australia (with five venues) and New Zealand (four venues), China, Korea Republic, Philippines, Vietnam, Japan, France, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, United States of America, Morocco and Zambia.
Agency reports recorded that “Nigeria is one of only six teams, among them USA, Germany, Brazil and Japan, to have played in every edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup finals since the championship was launched in China in 1991.”