Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Nigeria and Zambia among Women's Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers – BBC


Rasheedat Ajibade was on target to give Nigeria victory against Cape Verde
Nine-time Women's Africa Cup of Nations winners Nigeria became the final side to book their place at the 2024 tournament as qualifiers culminated on Tuesday.
The Super Falcons came from behind to beat Cape Verde 2-1 away from home, with Rasheedat Ajibade's injury-time winner clinching a 7-1 aggregate victory.
Barbra Banda was among Zambia's scorers as the Copper Queens, who finished third at last year's Nations Cup, thrashed Angola 6-0 at home to complete a 12-0 aggregate win.
However, two-time champions Equatorial Guinea will miss out on the 12-team finals following a 2-1 defeat away against DR Congo which saw the hosts progress 3-2 overall.
Botswana beat Kenya 1-0 to secure qualification for their second consecutive finals. while Ghana, Mali, Senegal, Tanzania and Tunisia all sealed their places in Morocco, who will host for the second time in a row.
The dates for the tournament, scheduled for next year, are yet to be announced.
Holders South Africa and Algeria secured their spots on Monday, with Banyana Banyana beating Burkina Faso 3-1 on aggregate and the North Africans sealing a 1-0 win in Burundi to progress 6-1 over the two legs.
Ghana will return to the finals for the first time since 2018 despite losing 1-0 away against Namibia, with the Black Queens going through 3-2 on aggregate.
Senegal, Tanzania and Tunisia also failed to win their away ties, but progressed against Egypt, Togo and Congo respectively.
Mali won 3-0 away against Guinea to round off a 10-2 victory overall.
Namibia 1-0 Ghana (2-3 agg)
Congo 1-1 Tunisia (3-6 agg)
DR Congo 2-1 Equatorial Guinea (3-2 agg)
Botswana 1-0 Kenya (2-1 agg)
Egypt 0-0 Senegal (0-4 agg)
Guinea 0-3 Mali (2-10 agg)
Togo 2-0 Tanzania (2-3 agg)
Zambia 6-0 Angola (12-0 agg)
Cape Verde 1-2 Nigeria (1-7 agg)
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