Lagos - Seven time African champions, Super Falcons of
Nigeria must negotiate past the winner of a first round fixture between Guinea
and Senegal to reach the 10th African Women Championship finals, which will be
staged in Cameroon.
The Falcons, who was at the last edition of the competition
in Namibia last year, have drawn bye into the second and final round of
qualifiers alongside two -time winners Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, South Africa
and Cote d’Ivoire.
South Africa’s Banyana Banyana edged Equatorial Guinea to
qualify for the women’s football tournament of next year’s Olympics in Rio de
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While the first round of the qualifiers take place in March
2016, the second round will see the Falcons, who lost to Equatorial Guinea in
the race to the Olympics, play away to either Guinea or Senegal on the weekend
of 8 – 10 April, with the return leg in Nigeria two weeks later.
Equatorial Guinea will play the winner of the first round
fixture between Mali and Morocco; Cote d’Ivoire will tackle the winner of
Libya/Egypt; Ghana will take on winner of Burkina Faso/Tunisia; South Africa
are up against winner of Botswana/Mauritius while; Rio Olympics –bound Zimbabwe
have to see the back of Tanzania before they can reach the final round, where
either Zambia or Namibia lurks.
Nigeria’s Falcons won the title in 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004,
2006, 2010 and 2014.For
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