Super Falcons proceed to WAFCON 2022 semi finals after victory over Cameroon.
After securing a 1-0 win over Cameroon, the super falcons of Nigeria have proceeded to the semi finals of the Women African cup of Nations (WAFCON) 2022. This also gives them a place in the FIFA women’s world cup come 2023.
WAFCON 2022 is currently ongoing at Morocco since 2nd July, 2022. The competition didn’t start too good for the super falcons of Nigeria. Having been placed in group C of the group stages along side South Africa, Botswana, and Burundi. Their opening match against south Africa ended in a 2-1 loss thereby almost dropping the morale of the ladies.
They however responded with high positive energy in the second fixture of the group stages against Botswana, beating them two goals to nill and keeping their hopes for qualifications alive. Qualifications to the quarter finals was sealed in a 4-0 victory against Burundi three days ago. This made the Super falcons to end the group stages as runners up of group C with six points while Banyana Banyana of South Africa led the group with 9 points.
The Super falcons proceeded to beat the indomitable lionesses of Cameroon in the quarter finals of the competition by one goal to nill. Thanks to R. Ajibade for providing the only goal of the game. Although the goal came in the second half of the game, it meant a lot as hopes are kept alive for victory.
Nigerians had fears and concerns when the point man of the super falcons, Asisat Oshoala was ruled out for the rest of the tournament. During the opening game of the tournament, Oshoala picked up an injury which means Nigeria will have to play the rest of the tournament without the Africa’s best female footballer. Recall that Asisat Oshoala has been capped Africa’s women player of the year for a record number of four times, equalling the record of her fellow Nigerian Perpetual Nwocha. She is no doubt one of the best in the continent when it comes to the game.
The African Women cup of Nations is no doubt a familiar name to the super falcons. They have lifted the trophy since it’s creation more than any other side. The super falcons have been the most successful team in the tournament having lifted the trophy for a record number of 11 times out of a possible 13. The only two tournaments which the super falcons failed to win were both won by Equatorial Guinea.
Super Falcons proceed to WAFCON 2022 semi finals after victory over Cameroon