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The national women’s football team has qualified for round three of the ongoing 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations following their 2-0 victory in the return leg game at the Japoma Stadium in Douala on Sunday October 24, 2021. The result has been welcomed as it came as a sigh of relief after the Lionesses did go past the second round of qualifiers. Even though the Lionesses won their adversary, they found it hard to produce a convincing play style. The Lionesses picked up a narrow win in the first leg on Wednesday October 20, 2021 and struggled to grab a win on Sunday in order to qualify for the next round. 
What has been the cause for concern is the poor performance of the team in recent major international competitions. Since the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France, the performance of the Lionesses has not been convincing. They failed to qualify for the Olympic Games during the Olympics Intercontinental Play-offs against Chile in Antalya, Turkey, in April. Another failure of the team was during the first edition of the Aicha Buhari Tournament that took place in Lagos, Nigeria last month. The Lionesses were booted out of the competition at the group stage. The question that comes to mind is why is it that the team has not been able to perform well despite changes in the technical bench? Many believe that with the appointment of a new coach, things do not seem ...



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