Ethiopia, Nigeria play out stalemate in Olympic Games Qualifier

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia and Nigeria share the spoils in the first-leg match of the 2024 Women’s Olympic qualifiers on Wednesday.

The Lucy hosted the Super Falcons at the Abebe Bikila Stadium in a bid to qualify for a major global competition in their history.

The hosts started off the match on a positive note scoring the opening goal six minutes into the first half courtesy of Birkie Amare.

However, Rasheedat Ajibade leveled her side from long-range efforts a few minutes into the second half.

The game ended with a draw.

The two teams will play the second leg at Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja on Tuesday, Oct 31.

The winner will advance to the third round, featuring the eight victorious teams from the second round, competing in home-and-away fixtures.

The ultimate prize awaits in the fourth round, with the four winners from the third round will face off in two home-and-away clashes, with two golden tickets to the Olympic Games up for grabs.

The Paris 2024 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament is set to run from July 25th to August 10th.