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Super Falcons begin Paris 2024 with duel against Ethiopia/Chad



Nigeria’s Super Falcons will face the winners of Ethiopia versus Chad encounter in their quest to return to the football event of the Olympic Games after a 16-year absence.

That is one of the high-points of the draw for the African qualifiers of the women football event of the Paris 2024 Olympics conducted at the CAF headquarters on Tuesday.

The event lasted 18 minutes and five seconds. The first round of the qualifiers will be contested by 18 teams who are outside the top ranked seven at the last Women’s Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco.

One of the pairings of the first round is that of Ethiopia and Chad whose winners Nigeria will face.

If Nigeria wins, the Super Falcons in the third round face the winners of Uganda/Rwanda versus Cameroon.


The winners of that fixtures will face those of Guinea Bissau/Benin versus Guinea/Ghana.

The first round fixtures to be played on home and away basis from July 10 to 18 run thus:

The second round fixtures, also on home and away basis to be played in October run thus:

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.