In a letter signed by Gordon Savic, Head of FIFA World Cup & Olympic Qualifiers Competitions, and addressed to the Nigeria Football Federation, FIFA stated, inter alia: “…As you will note, Cameroon has been confirmed to take part in this final stage of the qualifiers, after the FIFA Judicial Bodies have declared the 2 matches lost be forfeit by Equatorial Guinea in the 2nd round, due to player’s ineligibility in infringement of the Regulations”.
The import of the above is that Nigeria’s Super Falcons will now play Cameroon in the final qualifying fixture to determine Africa’s representatives at the Olympic Games’ Women’s Football Tournament, while South Africa play Ethiopia.
Cameroon lost over two legs to FIFA Women’s World Cup campaigners Equatorial Guinea in the last round, but now have a reprove and will visit Nigeria for the first leg of the final qualifying fixture on the weekend of 26-28 August this year. Cameroon’s Lionesses will host the Super Falcons in the return leg on the weekend of 9-11 September. FIFA has also advised the Nigeria Football Federation to inform it of the venue, stadium and kick-off time for the first leg in Nigeria.