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The Super Falcons of Nigeria qualified for their ninth Women’s World Cup in a row after beating Cameroon 1-0 in the quarter-finals of the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations in Casablanca, Morocco.

Rasheed Ajibade’s 57th-minute header ensured the reigning African champions will meet hosts Morocco in Monday’s semi-final and that their WAFCON winning streak against Cameroon continues.

Nigeria are the third African nation to reach the Women’s World Cup, after Zambia and Morocco qualified on Wednesday, with South Africa and Tunisia fighting it out for the final automatic slot now.

These sides have met at the past nine tournaments, with the Super Falcons winning three finals and four semis with the Indomitable Lionesses’ sole victory coming in a third-play play-off in 2012.

Cameroon have failed to score against the nine-time champions at WAFCON ever since, including in their semi-final defeat last time out in 2018.

By Amara

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