Super Falcons fail to qualify

The Super Falcons were held to a 1-1 draw in the first leg in Abuja and needed a win to go though to the next round of qualifiers

 

The Super Falcons of Nigeria will not playing at next year's Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after losing to Equatorial Guinea in Bata.

The Super Falcons were held to a 1-1 draw in the first leg in Abuja and needed a win to go though to the next round of qualifiers.

That however didn't happen as they let an early lead slip to lose 1-2 to Equatorial Guinea.

Midfielder Ngozi Okobi put Nigeria ahead in the 12th minute, but the Falcons then conceded the equalizer with only four minutes left, off a free -kick.

Equatorial Guinea got the winning goal eight minutes from time after a goal-mouth scramble,

Equatorial Guinea will now play South Africa, while Cameroon face Cote d’Ivoire for the two tickets available to Africa for the Women’s Football Tournament of next year’s Olympics.

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