2024 Olympic Qualifier: Super Falcons Beat Ethiopia 4-0

The Super Falcons of Nigeria defeated Ethiopia 4-0 (5-1 on aggregate) to advance to the third qualifying round for the 2024 Women’s Football Olympic Games, set to take place in Paris.

Atletico Madrid star Rasheedat Ajibade scored a superb long-range strike to rescue a 1-1 draw for the Super Falcons of Nigeria in the 1st leg of the 2024 Olympic qualifier in Ethiopia last Wednesday.

Nigeria took the lead late on in the first half, as striker Uchenna Kanu calmly slotted the ball past the Ethiopian goalkeeper to give Nigeria the lead.

Captain Rasheedat Ajibade continued her goal-scoring form. The Atletico Madrid Femeni forward scored from close range on a pass from Asisat Oshoala to give the Falcons a comfortable 2-0 lead.

In the 68th minute of the match, the Super Falcons unleashed a moment of brilliance that had fans on the edge of their seats. Asisat Oshoala, the talented forward from Barcelona Femeni, etched her name into the annals of Nigerian women’s football with a stunning header. This goal showcased not only Oshoala’s exceptional skill but also the team’s impressive teamwork.

Oshoala’s goal was the result of a perfectly placed cross from Uchenna Kanu. The synergy between Oshoala and Kanu was evident, as Oshoala leaped gracefully to meet the cross with a powerful header that found the back of the net. This goal marked a turning point in the match, further solidifying the Super Falcons’ dominance.

Just four minutes later, the Super Falcons continued their scoring spree, with Rasheedat Ajibade making a significant mark on the game. Ajibade had already shown her prowess by setting up Oshoala’s earlier goal, and she wasn’t done yet.

The second goal for Ajibade was a result of exceptional teamwork and precise execution. Oshoala, having previously benefited from Ajibade’s assist, turned the tables. She navigated past the Ethiopian defense from the right flank, displaying her dribbling skills and speed. With perfect timing, Oshoala set up Ajibade for her second goal of the game. Ajibade capitalized on the opportunity with clinical precision, finding the back of the net and sealing her own remarkable performance.

While the individual brilliance of Oshoala and Ajibade shone brightly in this match, the victory was not just about personal accomplishments. The Super Falcons’ resounding 4-0 win over Ethiopia secured their place in the third qualifying round for the 2024 Olympics. This achievement represents a significant step toward their ultimate goal of representing Nigeria on the world stage.

The Super Falcons will now await the outcome of the match between Uganda and Cameroon to determine their next opponent. The third round of qualifying games is scheduled to take place between February 9 and 28, 2024. This period will be pivotal for the Super Falcons as they continue their journey towards Olympic qualification.

The Super Falcons’ victory over Ethiopia is a testament to the teamwork, talent, and dedication of the Nigerian Women’s National Team. Asisat Oshoala and Rasheedat Ajibade, with their exceptional contributions, have become symbols of inspiration for aspiring footballers across Nigeria. Their success reflects the dedication and investment in women’s football in the country.

The Super Falcons have set their sights on Olympic qualification, and they are well on their way. As the team progresses to the third qualifying round, Nigerian football fans and supporters have reason to celebrate. The journey is far from over, but with continued support and hard work, the Super Falcons may soon represent Nigeria on the grand stage of the 2024 Olympics, bringing pride and joy to the nation.

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