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Paris 2024: Journey to Paris resumes


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The race towards securing the two spots reserved for Africa at the Paris 2024 Olympics resumes on Friday. Eight nations are vying for the two spots reserved for the continent and CAFOnline takes a look at these encounters in the women’s football edition. 

Cameroon – Nigeria: African classic

It’s the great classic of African women’s football. Cameroon welcomes Nigeria to Douala. 

The visiting Super Falcons carry the psychological advantage, with the last 10 fixtures between the two sides only being won twice by Cameroon. 

Since their FIFA Women’s World Cup™ round of 16 exit, Nigeria has enjoyed a good form and will be bringing their experience into the clash. 

Tunisia – Morocco: A North African derby full of promise

Quarter-finalist at the last edition of the CAF TotalEnergies Women’s African Cup of Nations, Tunisia faces the ever-improving Morocco who were runner’s up at the TotalEnergies Women’s AFCON in an epic North African derby. 

The two sides will not only be aiming at getting positive results to step closer to securing a place in the Olympics but will also play for pride in the North African derby. 

Zambia – Ghana: Copper Queens looking eyeing second consecutive Olympics appearance

An interesting tie awaits Ghana’s capital of Ghana.

Following their appearance at the last edition of the Olympics, Zambia know the exact feeling of being at the global showpiece and will want to see themselves there again. But first, they need to overcome the Black Queens who will be boosted by their home fans. 

Meanwhile, the Copper Queens will have to give it their all despite the sad passing of their teammate, Norin Betani. 

Tanzania – South Africa: No walk in the park

It will be an interesting tie between Tanzania who are fast becoming a force in African women’s football against the reigning African champions South Africa. While on paper this may look a walk in the park for the reigning African champions who missed out on the last edition of the Olympics, they will have to be wary of the danger posed by the rising Tanzanian nation who will be at home. 

 





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