This thrilling pairing was officially confirmed after Cape Verde’s impressive 6-2 aggregate victory over Liberia in the previous rounds.
Cape Verde initially set the stage with a resounding 3-0 victory on their home turf.
Then, in a dramatic turn of events, they clinched a 3-2 win over Liberia in the return fixture in Monrovia, securing their spot in the final qualifying round.
The Super Falcons, on the other hand, received a walkover in the first round when São Tomé and Príncipe withdrew from the competition.
Now, they are gearing up to face Cape Verde in a battle of skills and determination.
Fans of the Super Falcons should get set for the second round, which will take place from November 27th to December 5th, 2023.
The stakes are high, as the winner of this clash between Nigeria’s Super Falcons and Cape Verde will secure a spot in the 2024 WAFCON hosted in Morocco.
In other first-round, second-leg fixtures, there were surprises and stunning comebacks.
Kenya shocked the continent by eliminating the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon with a 4-3 victory on penalties.
Cameroon had previously won the first-leg match 1-0 at home, but Kenya responded in kind in the return fixture.
Tanzania also delivered an incredible performance by overturning a 2-0 first-leg deficit against Côte d’Ivoire and triumphing 4-3 in a penalty shootout.
These exciting matches are a testament to the fierce competition in women’s football.
The Super Falcons, nine-time African champions, are eager to make their mark in the upcoming 2024 WAFCON after finishing fourth in the 2022 edition held in Morocco.
Their journey also saw them reach the round of 16 at this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup, where they gave a spirited performance.
As the countdown to the showdown with Cape Verde begins, football enthusiasts around the world can’t wait to witness the thrilling battles and fierce competition that await in the second round of the WAFCON 2024 qualifiers.