Super Falcons lose 3-2 In Friendly Match

Super Falcons lose 3-2 In Friendly Match

By Johnny Edward:


Nigeria’s Super Falcons on Thursday lost 3-2 to Dominion Hotspur, in their first preparatory match played at the Atlantic Hall pitch, Epe Lagos reports


A brace from Etim Friday and another strike from Kolawole Bashir saw Dominion Hotspur hand the eighth time Africa Women Cup of Nations winners their first defeat ahead of the 11th Africa Women’s Nations Cup in Ghana.


Amarachi Okoronkwo shot the Falcons into an early lead in the 17th minute but her strike was canceled out with a brace from Etim Friday to send the Lagos based team, Dominion Hotspur into the break with a 2-1 first-half lead.


At the start of the second half, Super Falcons head coach Thomas Dennerby made ten substitutions hoping for a comeback against Dominion Hotspur but his team conceded a third goal ten minutes later.


Kolawole Bashir struck in the 55th minute exerting Dominion Hotspur dominance over the Super Falcons.


With 15 minutes left to play the Danish tactician introduced Rasheedat Ajibade, Anam Imo, Chioma Nwogu, Christy Adule for Nneka Julius, Chinaza Uchendu, Ngozi Okobi, and Ogonna Chukwudi and the team was rewarded with a goal.


Nwogu reducing the tally with a close-range finish five minutes from time.


The Super Falcons are currently preparing for the 11th Africa Women’s Nations Cup in Ghana.


The eight-time Champions, Nigeria have been drawn to play South Africa, Kenya, and Zambia in Group B of the competition.


The Thomas Dennerby side will play their games in Cape Coast with their opening encounter against the Banyana Banyana on Sunday, 18th November.



  • nawao! but this gals lazy ooh. anyway wil beat south africa from back and front…….south africa will concede combination of 9goals from nigeria. ,

  • Incomplete reporting by Complete Sports. While I’m still waiting to be convinced by this Swedish coach (or is Norwegian?), one must give credit to who deserves it. CSN failed to mention that: 1. The opponent in the friendly match is a boys team. So it was girls/women versus boys/men. 2. The 10 changes the coach made in the 2nd half are 70% the main team. They were mostly the foreign based squad members (Others like Oshoala, Ordega and Oparanozie are still being expected). So the Falcon’s coach played a weaker team in the first half.

    I wish the Super Falcons the best in Ghana. They need to not only beat South Africa, who are feeling confident at the moment. From their coach, Ellis to their captain Wyk, and SAFA. They recently went on a tour to Chile and played their female national team twice. They drew the first one 2-2, and lost the second one 1-2. Their U17 Women team also qualified for the World Cup, while Nigeria didn’t. Also, at the last AWCON in Cameroun (2017), Nigeria sweated and only narrowly edged them 1-0 in the semi final. They scored first, but
    it was disallowed. Overall, they pushed Nigeria to the limit. Besides, they’re hoping to emulate their men’s team recent succeses in the rivalry with Nigeria. So they’re brimming with confidence of getting one over Nigeria this time

    The good thing is the NFF, Derneby and the team are also taking the coming AWCON serious with early preparations. The Super Falcons need to win the AWCON and do very well at the FIFA Women World Cup in France next year. All the best, girls. We’re with you. Do Nigeria proud!

  • OK, now i understand, that means they tried. even gal called oshoala was not there. wetin south africa go see this november’ well