Falcons up against familiar foes at All-Africa Games




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By Lexi Elo

Ghana’ Black Queens, South Africa’s Banyana Banyana and Cameroon’s Lionesses are among the teams have joined ’s Super Falcons reaching the Women’s Football Tournament of the 11th All-Africa Games.

The Games, slated for September 3-18 in Brazzaville, also welcome Egypt’s Female Pharaohs, Tanzania’s Twiga Stars and the Les Elephantes of Cote d’Ivoire. Host Congo-Brazzaville qualified automatically.

Falcons turned back Mali 9-1 on aggregate while Ghana edged Zimbabwe 4-3 after both teams finished 2-2 in Harare on Sunday, after a 2-1 first leg win for the Black Queens. Egypt shocked Senegal 2-1 in Dakar after both teams finished 0-0 in Cairo, and Tanzania has away form to thank after falling 3-2 to Zambia in Dar es Salaam. The Twiga Stars had won the first leg 4-2 in Lusaka.
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South Africa pounded Botswana 5-0 at Dobsonville for a 6-0 aggregate; Cameroon won 2-1 each leg Ethiopia and; Cote d’Ivoire qualified following the withdrawal of Guinea-Bissau.