Nigeria’s Super Falcons have secured a ticket for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup final in Australia and New Zealand, by walloping Cameroonian Super Lionesses by a goal to nothing.
The lone goal was scored in the second half of the game by Atletico Madrid attacking midfielder Rasheedat Ajibade in the 57th minute.
The victory was achieved in the quarter final match played yesterday, July 14, at Mohammed V Stadium in Casablanca.
The defeat also guaranteed the Super Falcons a semi final place in the 12th CAF Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) and a chance to still win the competition for the 10th time, excluding the 1991 and 1995 when there was no continental football championship.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Super Falcons for the victory.
In a statement by his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, the President described Super Falcons victory as “emphatic” quarter-final victory at the ongoing Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) in Morocco.”
He recalled that Super Falcons is the record nine-time tile holder and defending champions of WAFCON, commending their spirited performance in the tournament and for maintaining its dominant posture as undisputed champions of the round-leather game and most successful international women’s football team in the continent.
The President assured the team that having won the tournament twice in 2016 and 2018, the whole nation is strongly standing with them and will continue to cheer them on until the final whistle in Morocco.
He prayed that the Super Falcons, who have produced some of the greatest African players in the history of the women’s game, will surpass their achievement in the last Women’s World Cup in 2019, where they advanced to the Round of 16, for the first time in 15 years.
President Buhari said that he looked forward to the next generation of upcoming stars, who through hard work, discipline, resilience and determination, will one day win the World Cup for Nigeria.