Super Falcons
Super Falcons

By Harry Awurumibe

Nigeria’s route to 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, France is not looking very smooth as the nine-time African champions Super Falcons and Cameroon’s Indomitable Lionesses played out a barren in the first leg of the 3rd round of African qualification series played at Stade de la Reunification in Douala on Friday evening. 

Both teams created half chances to carry the day with Nigeria scoring a disallowed goal from the off side position which the Ugandan center referee, Shamirah Nabadda and her compatriots Lydia Nantabo, Jane Mutonyi cancelled. 

Now, Super Falcons head coach Randy Waldrum who fielded different set of players than those who won three matches and a 1-1 away draw in the run up to the trip to Douala, will have to come up with a superior tactics to beat Cameroon’s Lionesses in Abuja on Monday when both teams will clash in the winner-takes-all return leg tie. READ ALSO:

The Super Falcons last participated at the Olympic Games Women’s Football Tournament in China in 2008, when they lost by the odd goal to both Democratic Republic of Korea and Germany in Shenyang, and later lost 1-3 to Brazil in Beijing to crash out at group stage.

Nigeria had participated first in Sydney 2000 and also attended the 2004 edition in Greece.