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2022 AWCON Qualifier: Super Falcons In Final Round Despite Losing To Ghana

A file picture of Super Falcons gamers throughout a coaching session in Lagos for the Aisha Buhari Invitational Tournament


The Super Falcons of Nigeria fought a troublesome battle to edge out Ghana’s Black Queens and attain the ultimate spherical of the qualification sequence for subsequent yr’s Women Africa Cup of Nations to be hosted by Morocco.

Despite shedding by a lone objective in Accra on Sunday night, the nine-time African champions survived with a 2-1 mixture win over their hosts.

Both groups completed with 10 gamers after Ghana’s captain Portia Boakye was dismissed for a second bookable offence, and minutes after, Nigeria’s left-back Glory Ogbonna was despatched off by Ivorian referee Zomadre Sonia Kore.

Princella Adubea scored Ghana’s objective halfway into the second half because the Super Falcons have been anticipating adherence to honest play precept.

Team captain, Asisat Oshoala missed a chance to degree the rating. The Black Queens launched a number of assaults however couldn’t get the objective that may have tied the fixture and make penalty shootout inevitable on the Accra Sports Stadium.

The Falcons will advance to the ultimate spherical the place they play the Lady Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire, in February 2022.

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