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Super Falcons’ begin Olympic Games qualification from Round 2




Glaring absentees from the football event of the last three editions of the Olympic Games, the Super Falcons will begin their qualification quest from the second round of the Africa qualifying series.

This is sequel to the qualification procedure released Sunday afternoon by CAF ahead of the draw holding on Tuesday.

The top seven teams at the last edition of the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations held in Morocco all drew bye into the next round.

The Super Falcons are fourth on the list. The top seven are South Africa, Morocco, Zambia, Nigeria, Cameroon, Tunisia and Botswana.

In all, 25 countries entered for the competition which will be played on home and away basis.


With the exemption of the top seven, the remaining 18 will play in the first round where nine teams will join the exempted seven for the second round of 16 teams.

Eight will advance to the third round where another four will be eliminated.

The last four will then battle for the two African slots for Paris 2024. The qualifying draw will hold in Cairo at 10am Nigerian time.

Super Falcons last qualified for the Olympic Games 15 years ago at Beijing 2008.


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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