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2024 Olympic Qualifiers: CAF Confirms Dates for Super Falcons Vs Banyana Banyana

CAF Confirms Dates For Super Falcons Vs Banyana Banyana

Nigeria will host reigning African champions, South Africa in the first leg of their Women’s Olympic Football Tournament final qualifying fixture at the MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja on Friday, 5th April, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed.

The encounter at Abuja will kick off at 4pm, with Algerian referee Ghada Mehat as referee.

Mehat’s compatriots Asma Feriel Ouahab and Lamia Atman will be in the roles of assistant referee 1 and fourth official respectively, while Mariem Cheddad from Mauritania will serve as assistant referee 2.

Senegalese Fadouma Dia, a former FIFA referee, will be the referee assessor while Ghanaian Christine Ziga will serve as commissioner.

CAF said for the return leg scheduled for South Africa on Tuesday, 9th April, the Confederation of African Football has appointed Tunisian official Dorsaf Ganouati as referee.

She will be assisted by compatriots Houda Afine (assistant referee 1) and Emna Ajbouni (fourth official) with Egyptian Yara Atef Abdelfattah as assistant referee 2.

Agar Mezing from Cameroon will be the referee assessor while Cindy Dludlu from eSwatini will be commissioner.

The Super Falcons beat Cameroon’s Indomitable Lionesses in the penultimate round of the race, with a single goal over the two legs scored by Esther Okoronkwo at the MKO Abiola National Stadium, while Banyana Banyana trounced Tanzania 4-0 over two legs in Dar es Salaam and Nelspruit.

The winner over two legs in early April between Nigeria and SA will join 15 other senior women’s teams from across the world for the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament starting in Paris on 16th July.

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