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WAFCON 2022: Nnadozie, Efih Hail Super Falcons Despite Defeat To Morocco

WAFCON 2022: Nnadozie, Efih Hail Super Falcons Despite Defeat To Morocco

The duo of Chiamaka Nnadozie and Peace Efih have praised the Super Falcons following their gallant performance against Morocco in the semi-finals of the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup Of Nations (WAFCON).

The Falcons of Nigeria lost 5-4 on penalties to the Morocco after 120 minutes of football ended 1-1 on Monday.

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After dominating most part of the first half, it was not the best of starts in the second half as Halimotu Ayinde was sent off for a foul.

Despite going a player down, the Falcons took the lead on 62 minutes through an own goal by Yasmin Mrabet.

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But just four minutes later Morocco equalized and in the 71st minute Rasheedat Ajibade was also sent off for a bad tackle.

And despite the defeat, both Nnadozie and Efih praised their teammates for their performance.

Efih took to Twitter to commend the team.

“Am so proud of this team Up super falcons,” Efih tweeted.

And Women of the Match, Nnadozie, wrote on Twitter:”BEST TEAM IN THE WORLD.”

Meanwhile, the Falcons will hope to end the tournament on a high when they face Zambia in the third-placed game on Friday.

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 5
  • OJON ABIODUN 3 weeks ago

    You Ladies really show the world the true Naija spirit. Bravo!!!

     
  • Even though there is room for improvement, we’re all proud of you guys. You all were true falcons on the pitch – strong, tireless, agile and visionary. As the competition progressed, you gelled into a more formidable, tactical unit. Even the occasionally vilified Ify Unomonu conjured magic in unexpected moments that turned the tides. You’ve showed us glimpses of what we are to expect come the World Cup next year and we can’t wait for it to come.

    On aside note, Amaka (fine girl) Nnadozie is a calming and reassuring presence in the Falcons goal post, but perhaps she was tired after a grueling 120 minutes. Tochukwu Oluehi, who’s gifted at saving penalties, could have have been brought on at around 115 minutes of play.

    But come to think of it, when the World Up proper starts and players like Desire Oparanozie and Chiwendu Ihezuo returns, which of these magnificent girls will have to make way?

    Even the brilliant Ngozi Okobi was initially dropped for this tourney and had to be drafted in for Oparanozie. Would she be droppedan after such an impressive showing at this Wafcon?

     
  • Edoman 3 weeks ago

    Agreed, the idea to change the tired goalkeeper after such grueling 115 minutes of play would have had a deceive effect to our advantage. Oluehi is magical when it comes to saving paneities most of the time.

     
  • Pompei 3 weeks ago

    Going forward, if Onumonu starts, she needs support.
    Better for her to remain on the bench, than to be out there isolated and starved of service. That’s not her game. She will likely struggle in this scenario. Monday and kanu are better suited to the lone striker role, but they will also struggle if left on their own. So the bottom line is that the coach needs to devise ways to provide support to whoever is selected to play the center forward role, so she is not isolated and outnumbered.

     
  • Rotexy 3 weeks ago

    Spirited effort no doubt. They should have killed off the game in the first half when they had the upper hand and dominated the Moroccans pinning them to their half. All the same well done!