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Aisha Buhari Cup: Super Falcons extend unbeaten run against Mali



The Super Falcons of Nigeria extended their unbeaten run against the Female Eagles of Mali with a 2-0 victory in their opening match of the Aisha Buhari Invitational Women’s Tournament at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena in Lagos on Wednesday.


Gift Monday came off the bench to score a late second-half brace that secured the win for the reigning African Champions. The Falcons have now made it nine wins in 10 meetings against the Female Eagles of Mali with just one draw.


The FC Robo Queens rose higher than her marker to meet a cross by Captain Asisat Oshoala in the 83rd minute and nod past goalkeeper Fatoumata Karena, six minutes after coming into the fray for Francisca Ordega.


One minute into added time, Monday was again at the end of another Asisat assist and looped the ball over an advancing Karenta to put huge smiles on the face of Nigerians.


Speaking after the match, Super Falcons captain Asisat Oshoala, commended her teammate for their fighting spirits adding that the future of the team is in good hands with the coming of the young players from the Nigerian league.


“I want to commend the young players for rising to the occasion, the victory will motive us to play better in our next game against South Africa “she said.


Randy Waldrum-led Falcons will be back in action on Tuesday September 21 when they take on South Africa at the same venue.


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