Paris 2024: Ajibade’s Strike Earns Falcons Slim First Leg Advantage Against South Africa

A late first half penalty converted by Rasheedat Ajibade earned Nigeria’s Super Falcons a 1-0 win against South Africa’ Banyana Banyana, in the first leg of the Paris 2024 Olympic games final qualifiers in Abuja on Friday.

It is the Falcons first win against South Africa since edging them on penalties in the final of the 2018 WAFCON.

Ajibade scored in the 43rd minute after Chiwendu Ihezuo was fouled inside the box.

The Falcons will hope to get at least a draw in the second leg in Pretoria, on Tuesday, 9 April, 2024.

The winner over the two legs will pick one of the two tickets to the Paris 2024 Olympic games.

After appearing at the Beijing 2008 Olympics, the Falcons failed to feature at the London 2012, Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 games.

The Falcons beat outing at the Olympics was at Athens 2004 when they reached the quarter-finals.

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