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Oliseh, Mmadu Praise Super Falcons

Oliseh, Mmadu Praise Super Falcons

By James Agberebi:

Former Nigeria international Sunday Oliseh has described the 3-3 draw between the Falcons and Sweden like a win for the African champions.

The Falcons had to come back to hold the Swedes to a draw after going behind on two occassions.

Goals from the trio of Ngozi Okobi, Asisat Oshoala and Francesca Ordega made sure the coach Edwin Okon led side didn't start their World Cup campaign on a losing note.

Oliseh wrote on Twitter: “This 3-3 is like a win for Naija, as Nigeria makes a spirited start to the female World Cup."

Former Nigeria women's national team player Maureen Mmadu has also hailed the Super Falcons after their remarkable fight back to hold Sweden to a 3-3 draw in their opening game of the Women's World Cup in Canada.

Sweden raced to a 2-0 lead in the first half after capitalising on the Falcons inability to defend from set plays.

But on resumption for the second half, two quick goals by Ngozi Okobi and Asisat Oshoala on 50th and 53rd minutes drew the Falcons level. The Swedes took the lead again in the 60th minute, but an 87th mminute strike from Francesca Ordega made sure both teams shared the spoils.

Mmadu wrote on her Facebook wall: "Congrats girls. What a come back and good fighting spirit."

The Falcons will take on Australia in their next game on Friday, 12 June.

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