Super Falcons will be hoping to take one step closer to the 2022 Women's Africa Cup of Nations slated for Morocco when the team play host to the Black Queens of Ghana on Wednesday in the first leg of the qualifiers.
Both fierce continental rivals will battle at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena in the first leg fixture, which will eliminate one of the best teams in women’s football on the continent and render that team inactive for the next two-and-half years.
The 12th Women Africa Cup of Nations, scheduled for Morocco in the summer of next year, will also serve as the qualifying tournament for the 32-team 2023 FIFA World Cup finals in Australia and New Zealand in 2023.
This means that the team that loses out in the Ghana/Nigeria fixture will be without meaningful shooting practice until the qualifiers for the 2024 AFCON finals are activated
Speaking ahead of Wednesday's game, Super Falcons coach, Randy Waldrum has assured that the team will pick the maximum victory that would make the second leg a formality.
He said: “It is important for us to get a good win at home and then go to Accra and play like warriors. These are two battles that we must be ready for. The Super Falcons just have to be at the AFCON and the World Cup and they are ready to give these two matches their all.”
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