Sao Tome and Principe women’s team has withdrawn from the 2024 Women Africa Cup of Nations first round Qualifiers against Nigeria’s Super Falcons.
The game is scheduled for the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, for Friday, September 22nd, with the return leg scheduled for Tuesday, September 26th.
A source confirmed to Pulse Sports that the team has withdrawn from the qualifiers, and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has written to clubs to notify them about the withdrawal of Sao Tome.
Recall that during the week, the NFF announced the Super Falcons squad for the games with confusion over the coach status.
Among the 24 players invited to the Super Falcons’ camp for next week’s first-leg qualifying match for the 2024 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations against Sao Tome and Principe are goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie, midfielder Rasheedat Ajibade, and striker Asisat Oshoala.
Onome Ebi, the team’s captain, as well as the regulars Michelle Alozie, Rofiat Imuran, Ifeoma Onumonu, Vivian Ikechukwu, and Gift Monday are all listed on the roster.
With the withdrawal of Sao Tome, nine-time African champion will play host to the winner of another first-round match between Liberia and Cape Verde during the second-round stage, which is scheduled to take place from November 27 to December 5, 2018.
The biggest Women Football fiesta on the continent will once again be held in Morocco, which hosted it last year.