Rasheedat Ajibade of Nigeria celebrates after scoring against Cameroon in the Women Africa Cup of Nations, WAFCON 2022, quarter-finals. PHOTO: CAF

Nigeria’s Super Falcons are through to the semi-finals of the 2022 edition of the Women Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco after a slim 1-0 victory over Cameroon in a pulsating quarter-final fixture played in Casablanca on Thursday night.

The victory over the Indomitable Lionesses at the Stade Mohamed V Stadium means the Super Falcons are through to next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand.

The only goal of the game was scored in the 56th minute by Rasheedat Ajibade.

All four teams that make the semi-finals at the ongoing WAFCON would pick automatic tickets for the FIFA Women’s World Cup, with the team adjudged to have finished fifth after a playoff between the losing quarter-finalists presented with another chance for a shot at a Playoff Tournament next year.


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Up next for the Super Falcons is a semi-final clash against tournament hosts Morocco on July 18 in Rabat.

Morocco defeated Botswana 2-1 on Wednesday to advance to the WAFCON last-four for the first time ever.

Super Falcons of Nigeria remains Africa’s most successful national team of all-time having won the most trophy of the campaign and qualified nine out of nine world cup editions.