With World Cup qualification sealed, the Super Falcons would now turn their attention to maintaining their dominance on the continent by winning a record 10th Women African Cup of Nations (WAFCON).
The women beat Cameroon 1-0 in the qaurter final of the competition, need to undo the host Morocco today to have the chance of lifting the trophy..
Rasheedat Ajibade scored the only goal of the quarter-final clash between Nigeria and Cameroon to send the Super Falcons through to the semi-finals of the ongoing Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, and a record ninth consecutive FIFA Women’s World Cup appearance on Thursday.
The winners guaranteed a spot at Australia and New Zealand next year, both teams were cautious not to concede first and unsuccessful in trying to break the opposition’s defence until Ngozi Okobi’s remarkable solo run ended in a pass to IfeomaOnumonu who crossed for Ajibade to head home.
Although the Cameroonians pushed for an equalizer, resolute defending from Nigeria denied them thier bid to drag the game into extra time.
The qualification means Nigeria is among the club of seven countries who have made it to every FIFA Women’s World Cup since its inception in 1991 – although the team’s performance at these finals have not been impressive.