Nigeria’s Super Falcons secured their spot in the women’s football event at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games after playing to a goalless draw against South Africa’s Banyana Banyana in Pretoria on Tuesday.

This marks Nigeria’s first qualification since the 2008 Beijing Games.

Their narrow 1-0 victory in the previous first leg match in Abuja, courtesy of Rasheedat Ajibade’s penalty kick was enough to propel the 9-time African champions to Paris on a 1-0 aggregate scoreline.

The initial half unfolded as anticipated with both teams evenly matched, resulting in a cautious game.

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The trend continued in the second half as the Super Falcons managed to maintain a vital 0-0 draw against the hosts.

Although the Super Falcons had a prime opportunity in the second half, with Uchenna Kanu missing a crucial chance, the scoreline remained level.

Despite playing at home, South Africa struggled to break through Nigeria’s defense, failing to generate significant scoring opportunities against the Super Falcons.