Olympic Games Paris 2024 Olympic: Tough Opponent Awaits Nigeria, South Africa

Following the football event draw, Nigeria and South Africa will have a difficult draw at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

The Super Falcons and Bayana Bayana will compete for a spot in the Olympic Games in a doubleheader, with Nigeria hosting the first game in Abuja on April 5 and the second leg in Pretoria on April 9.

The draw states that the winner of the qualification round between South Africa and Nigeria would play against Spain, the reigning FIFA World Cup champions, in the Olympics in Paris.

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The other two teams to join the African qualifier in Group C are South American powerhouses Brazil and Japan. Nigeria is attempting to make its first Olympic Games appearance in sixteen years.

Nigeria needs to break their current losing streak if they hope to qualify for the Olympics. The past three meetings between the two teams occurred during the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations.

In the meantime, Super Falcons head coach Desiree Ellis of Banyana Banyana has cautioned the team that defeating South Africa over the course of two legs in the Olympic Games play-off would be tough.

Ellis said that the Banyana Banyana had invited thirty players to the match that will take place next month, indicating that they have already intensified their preparations.

For the first time since 2016 in Rio, South Africa is attempting to qualify for the Olympic Games in the women’s football competition, while Nigeria hasn’t done so since 2008 in Beijing, China.

Following their victory over South Africa in the CAF 2023 Awards, the Super Falcons were proclaimed champions.

Nigeria’s great performance at the 2023 World Cup—where they lost to England in the Round of 16 by a small margin—was rewarded with the TOTY award.

At the CAF Awards ceremony in Marrakech, Morocco, the Super Falcons defeated four other nominees, including Senegal, South Africa, and Zambia, to win the coveted title.

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