Sao Tome walk away from WAFCON qualifier vs Super Falcons of Nigeria ?

Sao Tome walks away from WAFCON qualifier vs Super Falcons of Nigeria ?

Exciting news for Nigerians this morning as the Sao Tome and Principe Women’s National Team walks away from WAFCON qualifier against the formidable Super Falcons of Nigeria. Sao Tome walks away from WAFCON qualifier vs Super Falcons of Nigeria ?

Originally, Nigeria was set to clash with Sao Tome and Principe in the 2024 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifying first leg showdown, slated for September 22, followed by the return leg on September 26.

However, this exciting matchup is now off the table, as reported via Pulse Sports.

The Sao Tome and Principe Football Federation has officially communicated their decision to withdraw from the qualifiers to the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Although the precise motive behind this startling decision remains undisclosed, it’s possible that the daunting prospect of facing the overwhelmingly dominant Super Falcons of Nigeria played a key role in their choice to step back from the competition.

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In response to this unforeseen development, the Nigeria Football Federation swiftly reached out to the clubs of the invited Super Falcons players, providing them with updates on the situation.

These players were originally set to represent Nigeria in the Morocco 2024 WAFCON qualifier.

With Sao Tome’s withdrawal, the nine-time African champions, Nigeria, will now eagerly await the outcome of the first qualification round match between Liberia and Cape Verde.

Whichever team emerges as the winner of that contest will become Nigeria’s new opponent in the next stage of the competition.

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The second qualifying round promises to be a thrilling affair, scheduled to take place from November 27 to December 5, 2023.

This unexpected twist in the WAFCON qualifier saga might not go down well with Nigerians, who were expecting to watch another exciting encounter between both sides.

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