Olympic Games Super Falcons To Host Banyana Banyana April 5

In the opening leg of their final qualifying match for the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament, Nigeria, the top-ranked team in Africa, will play South Africa, the reigning African champions, at the MKO Abiola National Stadium in Abuja on April 5.

The match will begin at 4 p.m. at the spectacular venue in the capital of Nigeria. Algerian referee Ghada Mehat will officiate.

Asma Feriel Ouahab and Lamia Atman, two of Mehat’s countrymen, will fill the positions of assistant referee 1 and fourth official, respectively, while Mariem Cheddad of Mauritania will handle assistant referee 2.

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Former FIFA referee from Senegal Fadouma Dia will be the referee assessor, and Ghanaian Chrstine Ziga will be the commissioner.

The Confederation of African Football has designated Tunisian official Dorsaf Ganouati as the referee for the return leg, which is set to take place on Tuesday, April 9th in South Africa (location to be determined).

Egyptian Yara Atef Abdelfattah will serve as assistant referee 2, while her fellow countrymen Houda Afine (assistant referee 1) and Emna Ajbouni (fourth official) will support her.

The commissioner will be Cindy Dludlu of eSwatini, and the referee assessor will be Agar Mezing of Cameroon.

In the penultimate round of the competition, the Super Falcons defeated Cameroon’s Indomitable Lionesses with a single goal from Esther Okoronkwo over the course of two legs at the MKO Abiola National Stadium, while Banyana Banyana defeated Tanzania 4-0 over the course of two legs in Dar es Salaam and Nelspruit.

The victor of the two legs in early April will compete in the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament, which will begin in Paris on July 16 and feature 15 other senior women’s teams from across the world.

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