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Again, Super Falcons to face Bayana Bayana in Women AFCON

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Super Falcons have been drawn with their arch rivals, South Africa’s Bayana Bayana as the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations grouping was conducted in Rabat, Morocco on Friday night.

When the competition was last held in Ghana in 2018, both teams were in the same group and the South Africans had an impressive 1-0 win in the Group B opening match.

They met again in the final match and played a goalless draw, even after extra time. Nigeria prevailed 4-3 on penalties.  The south Africans again last year beat the Nigerians 4-2 in the final match of the six-nation invitational tournament in Lagos.

Also drawn in the Group C are Burundi and Botswana. Hosts, Morocco are drawn in Group A against Burkina Faso, Senegal and Uganda  while in Group B are Cameroon, Zambia, Tunisia and Togo.

The competition will run from July 2 to 23.

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Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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