Falcons Crash Out of the 2016 Olympic Games Qualifier

Nigeria senior women’s national team are out of the fourth round qualifying fixtures for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro following a 2-1 defeat away to Equatorial Guinea.

The Super Falcons suffered the defeat in a second leg third qualifying round match in Bata on Sunday; thus, exiting the preliminary competition 3-2 on aggregate scores.

Ngozi Okobi opened scoring for the reigning African champions in the 12th minute but the Nzalang Nacional equalised to force extra-time and then sealed victory.

Nigeria women, who last qualified for the Women’s Football Tournament of the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, drew the first leg 1-1 in Abuja on 18 July.

Equatorial Guinea will play either South Africa or Kenya in the fourth round of the qualifiers.