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Banyana Banyana Set to Take on Nigeria’s Super Falcons in 2024 Olympic Qualifiers

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Prince Jean

Feb 28, 2024

Olympic Games Qualifiers

Banyana icons smashing down Tanzanian's Twigas. Photo provided by sportsnow

Banyana Banyana Gears Up for Olympic Qualifier Showdown Against Nigeria’s Super Falcons.

 In a high-stakes battle for an Olympic berth, South Africa’s women’s national football team, Banyana Banyana, is set to lock horns with Nigeria’s formidable Super Falcons. The clash, scheduled for next month, promises to be a thrilling encounter as both teams vie for a coveted spot in the 2024 Paris Olympics.

 

Here’s a recap of the journey so far:

 

Banyana Banyana Triumphs Over Tanzania:

In the third round of the CAF Women’s Olympic qualifier, Banyana Banyana secured a hard-fought victory against Tanzania. A solitary goal by Thembi Kgatlana in the 58th minute sealed the deal, giving the reigning Africa Women’s Champions a comfortable 4-0 aggregate win. Their earlier 3-0 victory in the first leg showcased their dominance over the Twigas Stars.


Jermaine Seoposenwe’s Milestone Moment:

The match against Tanzania was particularly memorable for Jermaine Seoposenwe, who celebrated her 100th cap for Banyana Banyana. Seoposenwe, one of the goalscorers in the first leg encounter, continues to be a key player for the team.

Parcour for Banyana Banyana and Falcons towards Olympic Games Qualification. Image: Instagram/Banyanabanyana

Nigeria’s Super Falcons Await:

The victory over Tanzania sets the stage for an intense showdown with Nigeria’s Super Falcons. The Nigerian team secured their place by defeating the Indomitable Lioness of Cameroon 1-0. Notably, the Super Eagles of Nigeria had previously knocked South Africa out of the 2023 AFCON semifinals in a penalty shootout.


A Chance for Redemption:

For South Africa, this upcoming clash is more than just a qualifier—it’s a chance for redemption. The memory of their AFCON defeat still lingers, and the Banyana Banyana will be eager to turn the tables and secure their ticket to the Olympic stage.

Stay tuned as the battle unfolds, and football fans across Africa eagerly await this thrilling contest between two powerhouse teams.[africatopsports]

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