• Sat. Apr 20th, 2024

It was a harvest of goals at the Cape Coast stadium as the Falconets of Nigeria took their opponents to the cleaner in the second group game of the ongoing 13th African Games in Ghana.

The Christopher Danjuma-led girls went into the game in all confidence having defeated Morocco women 2-0 in the first match. They didn’t disappoint as it took them only 14 minutes to open the scoring through Edeh Njideka.

The team had chances wasted as the first half ended 1-0, but 20-year-old Ezekiel Motunrayo got the second in the 50th minute. One minute later, the pressure from the Nigerian forward forced the Senegalese to commit a blunder – Aiche Kalas scored an own goal.

One minute later, the pressure from the Nigerian forward forced the Senegalese to commit a blunder which saw Aiche Kalas score an own goal. Nigeria added the icing on the cake with Edo Queens forward, Chioma Oliseh netting the fourth, in the 81st minute.

With the win, the Falconets have now secured a place in the semi-finals of the African Games women’s football tournament having accrued 6 points from two games without conceding a goal.

Flying Eagles Gains Lifeline

Elsewhere at the University of Ghana Sports Stadium, it took the Flying Eagles 80 minutes to break the back of stubborn South Sudan. — Sadiq Isyaka scored from the spot to give the Ladan Bosso boys a lifeline in the tournament. The wasteful boys had influx of chances wasted in the first and could as well been behind in the early part of the second half. Tactical changes the coach made gave the team some renewed strength which reinforced their pressure on the defensively stubborn Sudanese. The pressure paid off in the 78th minute after a South Sudan player committed a foul in the box.

Ladan Bosso Reacts At 13th African Games

Ladan Bosso after the game reacted to the scrappy victory, saying the team didn’t get enough preparation for the game. “It was a hard-fought victory and I thank God that we got the three points we needed. Our preparation was not solid because we had a limited time to prepare for the games,” Daily Post reported.

Recall that Nigeria lost to Uganda 2-1 in the first match. The boys will go up against Senegal in Friday’s make or mar match to determine who progresses to the semi-final.

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