Paris Olympics: Ajibade’s Goal Sinks Banyana Banyana In Abuja 


Nigeria’s Super Falcons are one step away from qualifying for the Paris Olympics Games after a hard-fought 1-0 win against WAFCON defending champions South Africa’s Banyana Banyana at the MKO Stadium, Abuja on Friday.

Skipper, Rasheedat Ajibade converted a 40th-minute penalty after Chiwendu Ihezuo was hacked down in the Banyana Banyana box.

The Algerian referee Mehat Ghada who was spot on, wasted no time but point at the spot after a needless challenge from Banyana’s Noko Matlou

Desiree Ellis’s team struggled to create clear-cut chances against the number-one-ranked women’s team on the continent and will now be hoping for a better performance in the return leg at Loftus Stadium on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the winner of the match will join Brazil, Japan and world champions Spain who are already waiting in Group C.

The Olympics will take place in July and August in Paris and both Banyana and Nigeria are fighting to represent the continent for the third time in the event.