Olympics Qualifiers: Ajibade rallies for Nigerians support against South Africa

Women’s World Cup: Ajibade beams with confidence, predicts Nigeria vs England outcome

Super Falcons captain Rasheedat Ajibade has called on Nigerians to believe and support the team in their qualification quest for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games against South Africa on Tuesday.

Nigeria have a 1-0 advantage from the first-leg in Abuja after Ajibade’s penalty separated the two teams on Friday.

The record African champions have their sights set on playing in the women’s football event in Paris, with their last Olympics appearance dating back to 2008.

The Atletico Madrid star is anticipating a tough match in Pretoria on Tuesday, however, she is still optimistic about the Olympics ticket.

Ajibade told the media: “We are not under any illusions. It is going to be a big and tough fight. For us, we have 90 minutes standing between us and the long-elusive ticket to the Olympics and we will give it our all.

“We want Nigerians to believe in the Super Falcons. The players are motivated by the keen desire to play in the Olympics. Personally, I have played at every tournament you can think of, except the Olympics. The time to do it is now.

“The Super Falcons are used to big battles. This one will not be any different. Australia were playing in their home ground at the World Cup but we defeated them.”

Ajibade and the rest of Randy Waldrum’s team left Abuja on Sunday evening aboard Air Peace to Johannesburg from whetr they will embark on a one-hour road trip to Pretoria on Monday morning.

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