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Super Falcons are 90 minutes away from crossing Atlantic-Ocean nation, Cape Verde to Afcon finals in Morocco



Added time included, perennial finalists, Super Falcons are just a match away from picking the ticket to the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations which finals will again hold in Morocco next year.

They face Cape Verde in the final leg match to which they carry a five goal advantage.

Cape Verde is a country situated inside the Atlantic Ocean, some way off the extreme wing of West Africa, but categorised as West Africa. That is where the Super Falcons will, on Tuesday, pick up their ticket to the 13th Women Africa Cup of Nations finals in Morocco.

The Nigeria contingent arrived in Cape Verde’s capital, Praia on Sunday morning, and after a training session same day, have been scheduled to have the official training at the match venue (Santiago-Estádio Nacional Cabo Verde) at 4pm Cape Verde time (6pm Nigeria time) on Monday.



The return leg encounter will begin at 4pm Cape Verde time (6pm Nigeria time) on Tuesday, with Liberian official Sylvina Welma Garnett as referee. CAF has also appointed Hannah Moses (Liberian) as assistant referee 1, while Sierra Leoneans Precious Amara and Humu Marah will serve as assistant referee 2 and fourth official respectively.


Oumou Souleymane Kane from Mauritania will serve as commissioner while Fadouma Dia from Senegal will be the referee assessor.





  • Cape Verde Vs Nigeria (0-5)
  • Egypt Vs Senegal (0-4)
  • Guinea Vs Mali (2-7)
  • Burundi Vs Algeria (1-5)
  • Togo Vs Tanzania (0-3)
  • Botswana Vs Kenya (1-1)
  • Congo Vs Tunisia (2-5)
  • Zambia Vs Angola (6-0)
  • South Africa Vs Burkina Faso (1-1)
  • DR Congo Vs Equatorial Guinea (1-1)
  • Namibia Vs Ghana (1-3)

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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