Super Falcons depart Nigeria for Douala, Cameroon’s capital in search for a ticket to another appearance at the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament after 16 years.

Nine-time African champions participated at the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament in China in 2008, when they lost by the odd goal to both Democratic Republic of Korea and Germany in Shenyang, and 1-3 to Brazil in Beijing to crash out at group stage.

The route to London 2012 was blocked by Cameroon’s Indomitable Lionesses, who won a penalty shoot-out in Yaounde after both teams finished the two legs in a stalemate.

Equatorial Guinea made the journey to Rio 2016 impossible and Cote d’Ivoire bumped the Falcons in the race to a place in Tokyo.

Coach Randy Waldrum has selected 21 players, who will all be in Douala, and then fly down to Abuja on Sunday for the return leg against the Lionesses, which will hold at the MKO Abiola National Stadium on Monday evening.

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