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CAF confirms Sao Tome’s withdrawal from WAFCON qualifier vs Super Falcons


THE Confederation of African Football has confirmed that the Super Falcons are through to the next round of the 2024 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers following the withdrawal of Sao Tome and Principe.

The first leg of the first qualifying round tie was scheduled for Friday at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena in Lagos but Sao Tome and Principe have now pulled out.

Nine-time champions Nigeria are through without kicking a ball and they will face the winners of the first round tie between Cape Verde and Liberia in the second round.

The Super Falcons are looking to regain the title they last won in 2018 after a disappointing fourth place finish in Morocco in 2022.

Equatorial Guinea have also advanced to the second round without breaking a sweat as their opponents Libya also withdrew.

The third team to withdraw are Sudan, who were due to face Angola.

In some notable first round ties, Cote d’Ivoire will play Tanzania, Cameroon will battle Kenya and Tunisia are up against Niger Republic.

The first round ties began today and will be concluded on Tuesday next week, while the second round is scheduled for November 27 to December 5.

The tournament will be held in Morocco in 2024, two years after the same country hosted the last edition and reached the final.

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