The fact that they have little time to rest following elimination from the 7th FIFA World Cup finals has been fully brought home to the Super Falcons after FIFA appointed officials for their 2016 Olympics qualifying fixture against Equatorial Guinea next month.
For the first leg taking place at the National Stadium, Abuja on Saturday, July 18, Malian Kankou Coulibaly will be the Referee. Fellow Malians Djeneba Dembele, Mariam Coulibaly and Fatou Sacko will be Assistant Referee 1, Assistant Referee 2 and Fourth Official respectively.
Halimatou Hamidou from Niger Republic will be the Referee Assessor while Arret Nje Jah from The Gambia will be the Match Commissioner.
For the return leg slated for Bata on August 2, Angolan Marximina Luzia Bernardo will be the Referee. Fellow Angolans Luisa Massanga Luhaco, Andalia Bimbi Francisco Jeremias and Tania Marisa Duarte will be Assistant Referee 1, Assistant Referee 2 and Fourth Official respectively.
Agathe Athacou from Cote d’Ivoire will be the Referee Assessor and Nomsa Mahlangu from South Africa will be the Match Commissioner.
The winner of the fixture between Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea will clash with the winner of the fixture between South Africa and Kenya, for a spot at the Women’s Football Tournament of next year’s Olympics, taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.