Super Falcons pip Ghana in AWCON qualifier

Super Falcons pip Ghana in AWCON qualifier

The Super Falcons of Nigeria fought a tough battle to edge Ghana’s Black Queens and reach the final round of the qualification series for next year’s Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) to be hosted by Morocco.

 

The Super Falcons recorded a lone goal defeat in Accra on Sunday evening.

 

Equally important, the victory meant the nine-time African champions survived with a 2-1 aggregate win over their hosts. Notably, both teams finished with 10 players after Ghana’s captain, Portia Boakye was dismissed for a second bookable offence. Minutes after, Nigeria’s left back, Glory Ogbonna, was expelled by Ivorian referee, Zomadre Sonia Kore.

 

The game was played in front a largely partisan audience at the Accra Sports Stadium.

 

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Super Falcons

 

The lively Princella Adubea got Ghana’s goal midway into the second half; as the Super Falcons were expecting adherence to fair play principle. Afterwards, captain Asisat Oshoala, missed an opportunity to draw Nigeria level. With the strong scent of blood, the Black Queens launched onslaught after onslaught. But they could not get the goal that would have tied the fixture and make penalty shootout inevitable

 

Consequently, the Falcons progressed to the final round where they play the Lady Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire, in February 2022.

 

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