August 9, 2022

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[Breaking] WAFCON 2022: Tremendous Falcons bounce again, beat Botswana

Tremendous Falcons rejoice after scoring purpose

After succumbing to South African defeat, Nigeria’s Tremendous Falcons on Thursday bounced again and beat Botswana 2-0 within the Girls African Cup of Nations (WAFCON 2022) going down in Morocco.

The staff coached by Waldrum did miss Asisat Oshoala who has been dominated out of the match on account of harm.

The Nigerian staff are actually second place in Group C behind soar-away leaders South Africa.

Botswana, 4-2 winners over Burundi on the opening day, have been caught in second place following the Tremendous Falcons’ 1-2 reverse in opposition to the Banyana Banyana. On Thursday, US –primarily based ahead Ifeaoma Onumonu, who scored two of the three targets that downed Cote d’Ivoire’s Girl Elephants within the closing qualifying fixture, put the Falcons on their method with a candy end within the 21st minute from an clever by means of cross crafted by Halimat Ayinde.

Previous to that, the champions regarded brighter on the break than they did in opposition to South Africa, with Rasheedat Ajibade, Ifeaoma Onumonu and Francisca Ordega launching onslaughts that unsettled the Botswanans.

Within the 26th minute, Nigeria might have been two targets up when Ordega discovered Toni Payne with a classy cross and the defender despatched the ball into the field, just for the southern Africans to clear their traces. Two minutes later, Onumonu failed to manage in good time an excellent cross by Ngozi Okobi-Okeoghene.

Botswana had their very own track within the half, with Tholakele rattling goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie from a 22-yard free-kick within the 31st minute after which capturing straight on the Nigerian goal-tender six minutes later.

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Substitute Christy Ucheibe, along with her first contact of the ball, scored Nigeria’s second purpose within the 48th minute when she rose highest within the field to nod house Toni Payne’s heaved effort from a nook kick.

5 minutes later, Ucheibe managed and lashed barely over the bar, and when Reward Monday and Regina Otu entered the fray instead of Ordega and Okobi-Okeoghene within the 63rd minute, Nigeria’s rejuvenation was unmistakable.

Onumonu had a pair extra probabilities; Ayinde’s angled shot from 25 yards was punched away and; Uchenna Kanu’s shot was blocked as Nigeria pulled no punches within the fore.

The Tremendous Falcons will on Sunday come up in opposition to their counterparts from Burundi, with a win sure to ensure a spot within the quarter-finals of the championship.