Nigeria and South Africa seal places at FIFA Women’s World Cup

Nigeria qualify for 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup
Nigeria will compete at the 2023 FIFAWWC. (Photo by Alex Bierens de Haan/Getty Images)

Nigeria and South Africa have qualified for next year’s World Cup, after reaching the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals.

They join fellow Africans Morocco and Zambia in booking their berths for the tournament in Australia & New Zealand, following narrow quarter-final victories.

Nigeria got the only goal of the game against Cameroon, Rasheedat Ajibade making the breakthrough before the hour mark.

South Africa progressed with a similar result against Tunisia, as Jermaine Seoposenwe’s 14th-minute effort proved decisive.

Jermaine Seoposenwe
South Africa’s match-winner, Jermaine Seoposenwe. (LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP via Getty Images)

It isn’t yet over for the beaten quarter-finalists, as on 17 July Senegal play Tunisia and Botswana face Cameroon, with the winners advancing to the inter-confederation play-offs.

Meanwhile in the WAFCON2022 semi-finals on 18 July, Zambia go up against South Africa and hosts Morocco meet Nigeria.

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