Women's Afcon 2022: Holders Nigeria through, Tunisia, Togo and Burkina Faso also qualify

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Nigeria goalkeeper Chiamaka NnadozieNigeria goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie saved a first-half penalty to help the Super Falcons through to July's finals

Nigeria will defend their Women's Africa Cup of Nations title later this year after defeating Ivory Coast 1-0 in Abidjan to secure their spot at the finals in Morocco.

The Super Falcons, who had a 2-0 advantage heading into the second leg, netted with three minutes remaining through Esther Okoronkwo.

Goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie had earlier saved a first-half penalty for the nine-time Nations Cup winners, and the Lady Elephants could not find a way through in the second half.

Elsewhere, Tunisia secured their ticket to the tournament after beating two-time champions Equatorial Guinea 7-3 on aggregate despite losing 3-2 in Malabo in Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Cameroon beat The Gambia 2-1 to wrap up a 10-1 aggregate triumph for the three-time runners-up and Botswana, Burkina Faso and Togo will all be making their debuts in the finals after winning their qualifying ties.

The Burkinabe beat Guinea-Bissau 1-0 to progress 7-0 on aggregate while Togo won 2-1 in Gabon to go through 4-2 on aggregate.

Botswana went through on away goals despite being beaten 2-0 at home by Zimbabwe, with the Zebras going through courtesy of their 3-1 win in last week's first leg in Harare.

The six sides will join hosts Morocco, Uganda, Burundi, Zambia and Senegal as nations to have secured their spots at the tournament.

South Africa, beaten finalists against Nigeria in 2018, will become the final country to qualify if they can avoid defeat in Algeria in Wednesday's late kick-off.

Morocco will host the Women's Nations Cup from 2-23 July, with the four semi-finalists automatically qualifying for the 2023 Women's World Cup.

Wednesday's Women's Afcon second-round play-off second leg results

  • Gabon 1-2 Togo (2-4 agg)
  • Equatorial Guinea 3-2 Tunisia (3-7 agg)
  • The Gambia 1-2 Cameroon (1-10 agg)
  • Ivory Coast 0-1 Nigeria (0-3 agg)
  • Burkina Faso 1-0 Guinea-Bissau (7-0 agg)
  • Botswana 0-2 Zimbabwe (3-3 agg - Botswana win on away goals)
  • Algeria v South Africa (0-2 agg - 17:00 GMT)
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