In a commanding display of football prowess, Nigeria’s Super Falcons, led by their captain Rasheedat Ajibade, secured a resounding 4-0 victory over Ethiopia in the second leg of their second-round tie in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games African qualifying series, MySportDab reports
The victory secured their passage to the third round after a 1-1 draw in the first leg in Addis Ababa, leaving no room for doubt about their determination to excel in the competition.
The Super Falcons entered the match needing a goalless draw to progress but opted for an offensive approach in Abuja, refusing to settle for less. Uchenna Kanu ignited the action by finding the net in the 45th minute.
Ajibade, a standout player for Atletico Madrid Feminine, continued the offensive onslaught, scoring her first goal in the 49th minute with a well-timed assist from the prolific Asisat Oshoala.
Ajibade showcased her versatility by providing for Oshoala in the second half, delivering a tantalizing cross for the Barcelona Feminine star to capitalize on. To seal the victory and complete her brace, Ajibade struck once more in the latter stages of the game, culminating in a 4-0 triumph on the night and a commanding 5-1 aggregate scoreline.
With this victory, the Super Falcons are now set to face the formidable Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon in the next round of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games qualifiers.
The Cameroonian team displayed their resilience by overturning a 2-0 deficit from the first leg in Kampala, securing a 3-0 victory over Uganda after extra time in Yaounde.
The forthcoming clash promises to be a fierce and compelling contest between two African football powerhouses, as they battle for the coveted opportunity to represent the continent on the global stage in the Paris 2024 Olympics.
The Super Falcons’ emphatic performance and Ajibade’s outstanding contributions have not only advanced their Olympic ambitions but also highlighted the unwavering determination and skill that define the spirit of women’s football in Africa.
Football enthusiasts await the upcoming clash with bated breath, anticipating a thrilling showdown between Nigeria and Cameroon in the pursuit of Olympic glory.