African champions Nigeria’s Super Falcon has qualified for 2019 All African Games women’s football tournament to be hosted in Morocco.
This follows the decision of CAF to issue automatic qualification ticket to the teams who competed at the 2018 Africa Women Nation Cup (AWCON) In Ghana last December, instead of a qualifying tournament earlier expected to be held from February to April 2019.
Also, AWCON runners-up South Africa and Ghana secured their passage and will also join last edition’s finalist Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Mali, Zambia and Algeria
According to the Secretary-General of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Sanusi Muhammed ” We [Nigeria] and other teams at Ghana [2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations] have qualified for the tournament in Morocco.” told Goal.
To this end, the chances of Morocco participating as hosts of the eight-nation football event hangs in the balance following CAF’s directives.
The tournament, which will be the fifth edition of the continental showpiece for women is scheduled to be held from August 23 to September 3, 2019, in Brazzaville, Congo.
The games will take place a month after Nigeria, South Africa and Cameroon might have represented Africa at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France scheduled from June 7 to July 7.
Ghana is the defending champions after they defeated Cameroon 1-0 through Portia Boakye’s late strike at the Stade Alphonse Massemba-Débat in Brazzaville in 2015.