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Nigeria defeated Cameroon to advance to the 2023 World Cup and WAFCON semifinals

Nigeria defeated Cameroon to advance to the 2023 World Cup and WAFCON semifinals

Following a 1-0 victory over Cameroon in the quarterfinal match played in Casablanca on Thursday, Nigeria’s Super Falcons advanced to the semifinals of the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, which is currently taking place in Morocco. The Super Falcons, historically Africa’s most successful national team, have advanced to the FIFA Women’s World Cup, which will be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand. This is thanks to their victory over the Indomitable Lionesses at the Stade Mohamed V Stadium. Rasheedat Ajibade scored the game’s lone goal in the 56th minute. At the current WAFCON, all four teams that advance to the semifinals receive automatic qualification for the FIFA Women’s World Cup, with the team deemed to have finished fifth after a playoff between the losing quarterfinalists receiving a second chance to compete in a Playoff Tournament the following year. 

The Super Falcons’ next game is a semi-final match against the hosts of the competition, Morocco, on July 18 in Rabat. 

Morocco won 2-1 over Botswana on Wednesday to make history by moving on to the WAFCON semifinals for the first time.

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