Super Falcons shoot for World Cup qualification in Cameroon duel today

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Nigeria’s Super Falcons will face Cameroon’s Lionesses in the quarter-finals of the ongoing Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) today (Thursday).

A place in the semi-finals is on the line, along with a ticket to the 2023 FIFA World Cup. The four teams in the semi-finals of the tournament will represent Africa at the global showpiece.

The Falcons began their AWCON campaign with a disappointing loss to South Africa but went on to beat Botswana and Burundi in the remaining group stage matches to advance to the last eight.

Read also : Super Falcons beat Burundi to set up Cameroon’s final clash at AWCON

The two countries played the 2014 and 2016 AWCON final matches. In 2014 in Windhoek, Namibia, the Falcons ran away 2-0 winners to lift the trophy for the seventh time.

In 2016 in Yaoundé, Cameroon were heartbroken in front of their cheering fans when Desire Oparanozie scored a late goal to hand the trophy to Nigeria for the eighth time.

Randy Waldrum’s side hope to extend their superiority over their opponents at Stade Mohamed V in Casablanca. The match will kick off at 6:00 p.m. Nigeria time.

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