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WAFCON 2022: Akide Extols Super Falcons’ Performance In Defeat To Morocco

WAFCON 2022: Akide Extols Super Falcons’  Performance In Defeat To Morocco

Former Nigerian striker, Mercy Akide has lauded the Super Falcons’ performance against Morocco at the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup Of Nations (WAFCON).

The Super Falcons lost 5-4 on penalties to the Atlas Lionesses of Morocco after the semi-final clash at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium Rabat ended 1-1 after extra time.

Halimatu Ayinde was red- carded in the 48th minute of the match, and the Falcons made it 1-0 in the 62nd minute through a Yasmin Mrabet own goal after Rasheedat Ajibade sent a cross into the box.

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Sanaa Mssoudy netted the equaliser for the Atlas Lionesses four minutes later and Ajibade was shown a red card in the 71st minute.

The Nigerian ladies took the game to penalties despite playing with nine women for the remainder of the game.

Akide took to the social media to celebrate the team’s performance.

“Proud of you ladies! @NGSuper_Falcons,”she tweeted.

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Akide represented Nigeria at three FIFA Women World Cups.

She won three Women’s Nations Cups in 1998, 2000 and 2002.

Next up for the Super Falcons is the third place match with the Copper Queens of Zambia on Friday the 22nd of July at the Mohammed V Stadium Casablanca, Morocco.

By Toju Sote

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  • It is a shame that NFF didn’t take case up with the match against Morocco concerning the use of Lasser lights on super falcons during the match.
    I expect NFF to take this up with caf and if caf do nothing about the complaint NFF shpul write FIFA on the matter. I’m so surprise that NFF keep quiet on the matter even till now.

    God bless you girls.

    To me you are still the best in Africa.

    God bless Nigeria.