0- No games were played in the first round of the Olympic qualifiers as Guinea Bissau and Libya withdrew.
1- Zimbabwe make their debut in the Olympic Games/any major international tournament for the first time in their history.
2- South Africa qualifies for the Olympic Games two times in a row; (2012 and 2016)
3- None of the three African teams that played in the World Cup qualified for the Olympic Games. Regression?
4- This is the very First time Africa women’s football will have two southern African nations representing the continent at a major tournament. Tilt!!!
5- The highest number of goals scored in the Olympic Games qualifiers. (Equatorial Guinea’s Jade Boho-Sayo and South Africa’s Jermaine Seoponsenwe)
6- The number of walk-overs or withdrawals recorded in the qualifiers
7- The highest number of goals conceded in a single qualifying game. (Congo 0-7 Equatorial Guinea)
8- The Olympics has not seen Nigeria who is the most decorated African team In eight years.
9- The amount of goals scored in the qualifiers (50).
10- Eighteen teams participated in the Olympic qualifiers which is the highest number of teams ever, to partake.