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Ever constant Super Falcons pick another WAFCON ticket

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For the 13th consecutive time, Nigeria Super Falcons have picked the ticket for the 13th edition of the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations holding next year in Morocco. The team on Tuesday came from a goal down to beat their hosts, Cape Verde 2-1 and thus qualified on a 7-1 aggregate having win the first leg 5-0.

 

Esther Okoronkwo scored the first goal for Nigeria to put scores at 1-1 before skipper Rasheedat Ajibade got the winning goal.

 

Nine time winners since WAFCON began in 1998, the Super Falcons have been ever present. Apart from their nine-time victories, they had one more podium finish in 2008 finishing third. They lacked podium finish only in 2012 and 2022 when they finished fourth.

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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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