2024 Olympic Qualifiers: CAF Eliminates Away Goals Rule For Nigeria, South Africa Decider


FOR the final round of the 2024 Olympic qualifiers, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has opted to discard the outdated away goals rule.

Under this decision, if Nigeria and South Africa find themselves deadlocked at the end of 90 minutes following the second leg, the match will proceed into extra time and potentially penalties. 

This marks a departure from the previous practice where the winner would be determined solely by the away goals rule.

The two sides are expected to clash tomorrow (Tuesday) in a decisive encounter for the ticket to the Paris Olympics.  The first leg played on Friday at the MKO Abiola National Stadium in Abuja, Nigeria ended 1-0 in favour of Nigeria.  

Rasheedat Ajibade netted a first-half penalty to hand the Super Falcons a 1-0 victory and their first win over the Banyana Banyana in six years.


Eighteen-Eleven Media 

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