The Super Falcons of Nigeria have secured their passage to France 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
In a qualifier played this Tuesday, the Thomas Dennerby-led ladies defeated the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon 4-2 on penalties after regulation and extra time ended scoreless.
The Falcons who were lackluster in the match became the first African team to qualify for the France World Cup.
Africa has 3 slots to fill in the tournament that will commence from June 7 to July 7 next year.
With the win, the team also reached the finals of the African Women Cup of Nations ongoing in Ghana.
So far, 20 nations have qualified for the 2019 World Cup with Nigeria making it 21.
The qualifying series will end in December and three nations will represent Africa in the 8th edition of the tournament.
Nigeria has participated in all editions but have been unable to make good impact.
USA is the defending champions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.