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LTA players qualified for the third round of the 2024 Olympic Qualifiers with Cameroon, Tanzania, Ghana, Zambia, and South Africa

Ajara Nchout, Aboudi Onguene, and Ngo Mbeleck Genevieve of Cameroon, Aisha Masaka of Tanzania, Barbra Banda of Zambia, Refiloe Jane of South Africa and Ghana’s Grace Asantewaa will now battle for a place in the final playoff round.

The Cameroon women’s national team, with Ajara, Aboudi, and Ngo Mbeleck, will face Nigeria in the third round of the CAF Olympic Games qualifying campaign after their 3-0 (and 3-2 on aggregate) win over Uganda. Ajara scored a goal in the second leg. Ajara and Aboudi played in the London Olympic Games Final Tournament in 2012.

Aisha Masaka of Tanzania scored two goals in this qualifying stage (a goal in each leg) to help her side advance to the third round with a 3-0 win on aggregate against Botswana.

Ghana of Asantewaa defeated Benin 2-0 at home to easily march into the third round of qualifiers after a 3-2  victory in the first leg.

South Africa reached the third round of the African women’s qualifiers for the 2024 Olympic Games in France. Banyana Banyana have secured their spot in the third round of the Olympic qualifiers after getting the better of DR Congo in their two-legged tie. South Africa secured a 2-0 home victory and progressed to the third round with a 3-1 aggregate victory after the first leg in Kinshasa ended in a one-all draw. 

The Zambia Women’s National Team has qualified for the third round of the Paris 2024 Women’s Olympic Qualifiers following the withdrawal of their second-round opponents, Mali. Banda captained the Zambian squad at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, the first time Zambia competed at the international tournament.

Only five African countries have taken part in the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament since its inception in Atlanta in 1996, namely: Nigeria (1996, 2000, 2004, 2008), Cameroon (2012), South Africa (2012, 2016), Zimbabwe (2016), and Zambia (2020).

The third round of these playoffs will take place from February 23–28, 2024.


Ghana – Zambia
Tunisia – Morocco
Cameroun – Nigeria
Tanzania – South Africa

The women’s tournament in Paris 2024 will run from July 25 to August 10.

Only two teams will represent Africa at the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.