2 Important Takeaways From Super Falcons Win Against Cape Verde

Super Falcons line up for a match at the 2023 FIFA women's world cup.

Nigeria’s Super Falcons on Tuesday qualified for the next edition of the Women’s African Cup Of Nations (WAFCON) npflupdates.com reports.

The Super Falcons is hoping for a tenth WAFCON title after it defeated Cape Verde in Praia to pick a ticket for the next(2024) edition that will be hosted in Morocco.

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Super Falcons qualify for 2024 Women's African Cup Of Nations (WAFCON) tournament.
Super Falcons qualify for WAFCON 2024

In the 2022 edition hosted in Morocco, Nigeria failed to achieve a podium finish despite reaching the tournament’s semifinal; but are however keen to correct its footsteps and return to its dominance over of African football.

“We’ve secured our spot in the Morocco 2024 Women’s African Cup of Nations with a 2-1 second leg win against Cape Verde 🇨🇻 in Praia and 7-1 aggregate triumph,” Super Falcons posted on its official X (formerly Twitter) handle.

Super Falcons gearing towards a tenth WAFCON title

Two important things can be drawn from the National team’s qualification and they are:

Super Falcons defeat Ethiopia to stand a chance of qualifying for the 2024 Olympics.
Rasheedat Ajibade in action against Ethiopia.

First, stand-in coach Justin Magudu, has blended with the players and may likely take the job on a permanent basis if contact extension talks with Randy Waldrum collapses. Since Magudu’s regime, the Super Falcons has not lost any game, winning three games and drawing one in four games.

Secondly, Nigeria will stand a chance to challenge for a tenth title after failing in 2022. The Super Falcons are by far the most decorated women’s national team in Africa, and winning the 2024 WAFCON will further cement its dominance of African Football.

Nigerians on Social media have been congratulating the falcons via their comments on a post on Facebook.

Meanwhile, the NFF has called a stop to invitation of abroad-based players to its U-17 national teams.

According to President of the federation Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau, any player to be recruited into the U-17 must have been thoroughly assessed, and qualities confirmed.

“Before NFF will invite any child to the national U17 camp, we must know the ability of the child, wether he is capable or not,” Gusau said during a one-day FIFA Talent developmental programme, and was quoted by Totorinews.

“This can only happen through the various U17 tournament that will be organized from the state to zonal and the national.

“We are going to select U17 player from these developmental tournament across Nigeria.”

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He added, “The NPFL will organize youth tournaments for their U17 teams and that is how the NFF will select talented young Nigerian footballers to play for the national U17 teams.”

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