Paris 2024: Dreams on the line as Morocco, Zambia, Nigeria and South Africa eye Olympics spot


As the final hurdle looms in the quest for Olympics qualification, Morocco, Zambia, Nigeria, and South Africa brace themselves for intense clashes that will determine their fate in the Women’s Football Tournament at the Paris 2024 Olympics.

In Ndola, Zambia, the stage is set for a showdown between Zambia and Morocco at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium.

Despite Zambia’s dominant 6-2 aggregate victory in their previous encounters, Morocco, under the guidance of World Cup-winning coach Jorge Vilda, is eager to prove their transformation into a more structured and formidable team.

With stars like Barbra Banda and Racheal Kundananji, Zambia seeks to replicate their Tokyo Olympics success and secure a spot in Paris.

Meanwhile, in Abuja, Nigeria faces South Africa in what promises to be a thrilling clash. The Super Falcons, with their illustrious record of 11 CAF Africa Cup of Nations titles, are determined to add a fourth Olympic appearance to their legacy.

Led by coach Randy Waldrum and spearheaded by talents like Chiamaka Nnadozie, Rasheedat Abijade, and Asisat Oshoala, Nigeria aims to overcome the challenge posed by reigning African champions, Banyana Banyana.

South Africa, under coach Desiree Ellis, boasts a formidable lineup including Thembi Kgatlana, Jermaine Seopesenwe, Refiloe Jane, and Hildah Magaia, ready to showcase their tactical prowess and secure a historic Olympic berth.

For these teams, the path to Paris has been filled with trials and triumphs, each match building toward this decisive moment. The excitement and anticipation are palpable as these African football powerhouses prepare to battle for the coveted Olympic spots, fueling dreams of glory on the grand stage of international women’s football.

Photo: CAF Online

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