• Babajide EverBlazin

WAFCON 2022: Redemption as Super Falcons beat Botswana 2 – 0

The Super Falcons on Thursday spanked their Botswana counterpart 2-nil at the ongoing Women African Cup of Nations in Morocco following a lacklustre group opener against the Bayana Bayana of South.

The Randy Waldrum led side scored two goals in both halves of the match to earn their first win of the tournament.

Nigeria took control of the game right from the kick off, pegging the Mares back and trying to exploit open spaces.

Their first goal of the game came through in the twenty-first minute when Ifeoma Onumonu was met with a pass from Ayinde to hand Nigeria their lead of the tournament.

The Mares came very close to eqaulizing for a few times but the gallantry effort of Chiamaka Nnadozie in the sticks denied the plucky Botswana.

The second half began on the brightest note for the nine time African champions, as substitute Christy Ucheibe calmly converted an exquisite corner-kick delivery from Tony Payne from close range to give the Super Falcons a two-goal lead.

The Mares had nothing to offer in the second period, they were ravaged all over by the spirited Super Falcons of Nigeria who ran away with the win, thus climbing to the second spot in the group C.

Up next is the final group game against Burundi on Sunday, who are yet to pick a point from their two games.

Meanwhile, Banyana Banyana of South Africa have qualified for the quarter-finals after defeating Burundi 3-1 in their second Group C game on Thursday.

It is now a back-to-back victory for South Africa who opened the tournament with a win against champions Super Falcons of Nigeria.

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