WAFCON: Nigeria Beat Cameroon, Qualify For World Cup

Rasheedat Ajibade celebrates a goal

The Super Falcons of Nigeria have defeated Cameroon 1-0 in their Women’s Africa Cup of Nations
quarter-final clash on Thursday night in Casablanca.

Nigeria’s attacker Rasheedat Ajibade scored in the 56th minute to increase her tally to three in the competition.

With the victory, Nigeria qualified for the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand next year.

All four teams that make the semi-finals at the ongoing continental championship in Morocco would pick automatic tickets for the Women’s World Cup, with the team adjudged to have finished fifth presented with another chance for a shot at a Playoff Tournament next year.

A 1-2 defeat at the hands of South Africa’s Banyana Banyana in their opening match of Group C last week Monday somewhat dimmed the shine of the Super Falcons, but they rose stoutly to the occasion and won their other two matches with six points and six goals advantage shooting them to the last eight.

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