‘They better not play like this in Paris’ – Mixed reactions as Super Falcons secure Olympics spot

Nigeria's Super Falcons made the trip to the Loftus Versfeld Stadium for a mouthwatering clash with South Africa's Banyana Banyana on Tuesday.

Randy Waldrum's troops had a one-goal lead ahead of the second leg, as they defeated South Africa by a lone goal in Abuja last week.

While this was a must-win for Banyana Banyana, the Super Falcons needed a positive result in order to advance to the Paris Olympics.

Thanks to Chiamaka Nnadozie's heroics, Nigeria were able to hold their own against the South Africans, booking a place in the Summer Olympics in Paris later this year.

It's worth mentioning that the Super Falcons had failed to qualify for the last three Olympic Games, as their most recent appearance was in Beijing 2008.

With that in mind, Nigerians reacted to the Super Falcons' victory on X (formerly Twitter).

Although most of the fans were ecstatic about Nigeria's advancement to the Olympic Games, there are those who weren't particularly pleased with the way the Super Falcons played on Tuesday.

Interestingly, Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis claimed her troops lost in Abuja due to the state of the pitch. However, South Africa were unable to score at home, something @Itzuddy1 didn't hesitate to point out.

@TheOladeji was amazed that the Super Falcons emerged victorious despite spending less time in camp than their counterparts.

As it stands, Nigeria have claimed one of Africa's two Olympic spots. Morocco and Zambia will square off against each other for the other ticket to Paris.

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