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Payne, Quinn Help Home Countries Qualify for Olympics

Payne, Quinn Help Home Countries Qualify for Olympics


DURHAM – With a victory and a draw against South Africa over the last week, former Duke women’s soccer standout Toni Payne helped her home country of Nigeria qualify for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, France. 
 
Nigeria defeated South Africa, 1-0, last week and then on Tuesday the Super Falcons posted a 0-0 draw to advance.  It will mark the first time since 2008 that Nigeria has qualified for the Olympics. 
 
Payne, a 2017 Duke graduate, represented Nigeria at the 2023 Women’s World Cup and helped the country advance to the round of 16. 
 
Quinn had already helped Canada advance to the 2024 Olympics and is the reigning Olympic champions after totaling a 3-2 penalty kick victory over Sweden in 2021. 
 
The Olympic appearance for Quinn will be the third for the 2018 Duke graduate.  They helped Canada to a bronze medal in 2016 and gold medal in 2021. 
 
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