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NOC congratulates Falcons over Olympic Games qualification

Posted : 12 April 2024

The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) has congratulated the Super Falcons on their qualification for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Habu Gumel, the NOC President, congratulated the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the Super Falcons on their outstanding achievement in qualifying for the tournament.

He said that the performance of the Falcons was truly exceptional, particularly the 1-0 victory in Abuja against their South African counterparts, the Bayana Bayana.

"It is a great joy that we in the NOC celebrate this remarkable accomplishment.

"The determination and skills demonstrated by the Falcons showcased their immense talent and dedication under the leadership of Ibrahim Gusau, president of the NFF.

"Additionally, the goalless draw during the return leg in Pretoria, South Africa, solidified their qualification for one of the two coveted slots reserved for Africa in the Olympic women's soccer event.

"Such an achievement is a testament to the hard work, resilience, and perseverance of the entire team under the capable leadership of Gusau.

"Your guidance and strategic acumen have undoubtedly played a significant role in this success.

"As we look forward to the Olympic Games, we have every confidence that the Falcons, under your stewardship, will continue to shine and make our nation proud," he said.

He said that it was pertinent to recall that the national team broke a 16-year-old jinx – the last time they made it was the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

"We wish the Falcons the very best as they prepare for the upcoming Olympics. May your journey be filled with triumphs and memorable experiences," he added.

No fewer than 50 athletes have so far qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.

These include Athletics five, Basketball 12, Boxing three, Canoeing two, Cycling one, Football, Female 22, Taekwondo one, and Wrestling six.

Nigeria's boxing team could qualify more boxers if they attend Olympic qualifiers in Thailand, while weightlifting could have at least two slots when their latest rankings are released in May.


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