Nigeria’s senior women’s national team, the Super Falcons, will now face Mali in the final qualifying round of the 2015 All-Africa Games following the withdrawal of Gabon.
The development means the reigning African champions are set for a double header against their Malian counterparts having also been drawn against them in the qualifiers of the Women’s Football Tournament of the 2016 Olympic Games.
The Falcons regrouped in Abuja for camping activities at the weekend ahead of both qualifiers, as well as the Fifa Women’s World Cup finals in Canada later this year.
The first leg of the All-Africa Games qualifying tie takes place in Bamako on March 22.
The 2015 All-Africa Games- the 50th anniversary- starts on September 4 through 19 in Brazzaville, Congo. Brazzaville hosted the first edition in 1965.