Banyana Banyana of South Africa defender, Lebohang Ramalepe has described the team’s upcoming 2024 Olympic Games qualifier against Nigeria a “do or die” affair.

The two rivals are battling for one of Africa’s two spots for the women’s football event.

The two-legged qualifier is expected to be keenly contested with both teams desperate to feature at the Olympics.

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While the Super Eagles are keen to make a return to the Olympics after a 16-year absence, Banyana Banyana are looking to qualify after missing out four years ago in Tokyo.

Ramalepe stated that the desire of both teams to secure a place at the olympics will make both games tough.

“Remember, both of us missed the last Olympics, so this game is a do or die kind of game,” the Sowetan.

This is a new challenge for us and we are not going to dwell much on what happened in our last encounters with Nigeria because we might lose ourselves if we do that.”



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