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Motsepe Sends Message To Banyana & Co.

Confederation of African Football president Patrice Motsepe has sent a congratulatory message to Banyana Banyana, Nigeria and Morocco for reaching the knockout stages of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

The Super Falcons were the first African side to book their ticket for the last 16 after collecting five points from Group to progress behind hosts Australia.

South Africa followed with a win over Italy to progress as second from Group G, while Morocco progressed from second set in Group H at the expense of two-time world champions Germany.

Nigeria will now face England in the round of 16 on Monday, while Banyana will take on Netherlands on Sunday morning and Morocco will meet France on Tuesday.

It is the first time in history that three African teams have made the knockout stages, with both South Africa and Morocco making the last 16 for the first time – Morocco even achieving this milestone in their maiden Women’s World Cup appearance.

Motsepe, much like the rest of Africa, has been impressed with the performance of the three teams, while Zambia also collected their first-ever win at the tournament after beating Costa Rica.

“CAF and the 54 African Nations that are members of CAF congratulates the Women’s Teams of Nigeria, Morocco and South Africa for their historic and well-deserved qualification to the Round of 16 of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023,” Motsepe stated.

“The Super Falcons, the Atlas Lionesses and Banyana Banyana have made the people of Nigeria, Morocco and South Africa, as well as the people of the rest of the African Continent; very proud with their outstanding performances and hard-earned victories at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023. 

“The future of Women’s football on the African Continent is bright.”

David Kappel
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