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Nigeria’s 16-Year Wait Over as Super Falcons Clinch Historic Olympic Qualification

Nigerians are celebrating! The nation’s senior women’s football team, the Super Falcons, clinched a spot in the 2024 Paris Olympics.

This victory marks their first Olympic qualification in 16 years, igniting a wave of national pride and excitement.

The qualification came after a tense two-leg tie against South Africa. A scoreless draw in Abuja last week was followed by another scoreless game in Pretoria on Thursday night. However, the away goal rule secured victory for Nigeria.

This victory is particularly thrilling for Nigerian football fans, who have witnessed the Super Falcons’ dominance on the African continent for decades but have seen their Olympic dreams dashed in recent years.

The team’s last Olympic appearance was at the 2008 Beijing Games.

Ezinwanne Onwuka reports for TruthNigeria from Abuja.

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