Nigeria’s Super Falcons are through to the third round of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games following a slim 1-0 win against Algeria at the Agege Stadium, Lagos on Tuesday, reports Completesports.com.
The Nigerian Ladies edged the contest 3-0 on aggregate having won the first leg 2-0 in Bilda last week.
Captain of the team, Asisat Oshoala scored the decisive goal a minute before the hour mark.
The Super Falcons were in ascendancy all through the first half but failed to create any clear cut chances.
Francisca Ordega missed a glorious chance to make the scoreline more emphatic 10 minutes from time but she headed straight at the Algerian goalkeeper from close range.
The Algerians mounted pressure on the Super Falcons late in the game but were unable to get the equalising goal.
Nigeria will face either Mali or Cote d’l voire in the next round.
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Three more rounds entailing 6 home and away will see our Super Falcons feature in the Olympics for the first time in 8 years.
Congratulations to Dennerby and his ladies for scaling the Algeria hurdle. However, there are still some more rivers to cross.
But, one step at a time. Well done once again to the ladies.
Beautiful from the ladies. Great coaching at work. Oshoala,you are the best!
Keep going from strength to strength ladies.
Algerian female football is on the rise.Coming to our home soil and going home conceding just ones speaks volumes of their immense development.
Meanwhile,another shocking result is Bayana of south Africa losing to lowly Botswana on penalties after a stalemate shooting the Botswana ladies to the next playoffs.