And finally, the hierarchy of African football has been respected: the four representatives of the continent during the 2023 World Cup – Nigeria, South Africa, Morocco and Zambia – will be the four nations which will compete for the two places of the women's football tournament during the Paris Olympics. 

The Nigeria-South Africa and Morocco-Zambia meetings will take place between April 1 and 9 in the form of a two-way match.

The finalists of this qualifying tournament will then already know their Olympic opponents since the draw for the football tournaments is scheduled for March 20.

Morocco and South Africa without forcing

After being held in check in Douala by Cameroon during the first leg (0-0), the Nigerians snatched their qualification in Abuja by winning by the smallest margin (1-0), thanks to a goal 'Esther Okoronkwo. 

There was less suspense on the South African side.

The Banyana Banyana did the job in the first leg by winning 3-0 in Tanzania.

They completed their qualification in front of their home crowd thanks to a goal from Thembi Kgtlana (1-0)

Morocco, reigning African vice-champion, also managed its derby against Tunisia perfectly.

They soundly beat the Carthage Eagles at home (4-1) after having already won (2-1) in Tunis last week.

For Zambia, which will be Morocco's next opponent, it was more difficult.

The Cooper Queens had a crazy match in Accra with a goal-rich draw (3-3).

It took a free kick from Barbra Banda in the last minute to snatch the equalizer, synonymous with qualification thanks to their victory in the first leg.

First leg results 

  • Cameroon 0 - 0 Nigeria

  • Tanzania 0 - 3 South Africa

  • Tunisia 1 - 2 Morocco

  • Zambia 1- 0 Ghana

Return match results

  • Nigeria

    1 - 0 Cameroon

  • South Africa

    1 - 0 Tanzania

  • Morocco

    4 - 1 Tunisia

  • Ghana 3 - 3


In bold, qualified selections

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