10 key facts about the Rio 2016 Africa Olympic Qualifiers


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.

Faithful Akpojovwo
Faithful Akpojovwo- Ladies March African Correspondent. She is the third child of a non football-loving family of seven. She got hooked on football at the age of 16 and has enjoyed the ride. She's a Freelance football journalist and a med student in her spare time. Worked as a Sports Correspondent for Cool FM/Nigeria Info FM on Ladies Match. Still does Radio. When she's not covering football and screaming Chelsea!, she's dreaming big. Of the next single soccer-star. To be specific, Dave Azpilicueta.

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