Saturday, September 16, 2017 7:17 pm
Nigeria’s Super Falconets on Saturday at the Samuel Ogbamudia Stadium in Benin, defeated their Tanzanian counterparts by three goals to nil, in the 2018 FIFA U-20 women’s World Cup.
One goal from Nigeria’s number 2 Lilian Tule Nwuse (22 mins) in the first half and two second half goals from Rashidat Busayo Ajibade (62 and 69 mins), were enough to earn Falconets the three maximum points.
The Nigerian players lost countless chances in the first half of match though they dominated right form the blast of the whistle.
The visitors’ goalkeeper, Gelwa Migomba, frustrated the Falconets’ effort with her superlative performance, stopping the Nigerian strikers’ one-on-one strikes on several occasions.
The home side’s first goal came from a free kick taken by Lilian Tile in the 22 minute, close to the visitors’18-yard box.
The Super Falconets began the second half on a sloppy note, but recovered their act ten minutes later.
Their improved effort was rewarded with two successive goals from Rashidat Busayo, were to follow in the 62nd and 69th minutes.
In a post match press briefing, the Captain of the Tanzanian side, Shamimu Hamisi, described the match as a tough one.
Hamisi disclosed that the encounter was their first international match, adding that they did not expect to be defeated with the goal margin.
The Tanzanian Skipper who said her side wil go back home to work on their mistakes, promised to defeat the Super Falconets on their home soil.
On her part, Captain of the Falconets, Famuditi OluwaRonaldo Abiodun, said her team will go back to the drawing board to improve on their performance.
She promised a repeat of their superb performance in two week’s when they travel to Tanzania for the return leg, where she said they will also defeat their host.