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Jajere demands Paris Olympic ticket from Super Falcons

The vice-chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Sports, Hon. Muhammed Buba Jajere, has called on Nigeria women’s senior national team, the Super Falcons…

The vice-chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Sports, Hon. Muhammed Buba Jajere, has called on Nigeria women’s senior national team, the Super Falcons to ensure they qualify for the 2024 Olympics in Paris, France.

The Super Falcons last participated at the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament in China in 2008, when they lost by the odd goal to both Democratic Republic of Korea and Germany in Shenyang, and 1-3 to Brazil in Beijing to crash out at group stage.

Unfortunately, the nine-time African champions’ route to London 2012 was blocked by Cameroon’s Indomitable Lionesses.

Equatorial Guinea made the journey to Rio 2016 impossible and Cote d’Ivoire bumped the Falcons in the race to a place in Tokyo.

Therefore, the Super Falcons have not tasted Olympic Games football for 16 years since their last appearance in China in 2008.

However, after their third round victory over arch rivals Indomitable Lionesses, the Super Falcons are left with only one hurdle to reach Paris which is the playoff clash with the Bayana Bayana of South Africa in April.

Speaking to Daily Trust, the member representing Fune/ Fika Federal Constituency in Yobe State said the Super Falcons must not rest on their oars.

“With one more hurdle to surmount, I call on the Super Falcons to ensure they beat South Africa to pick the ticket to the Paris Olympics.

“It is high time they returned to the biggest games in the world,” said Jajere.

 

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