The Super Falcons beat Ghana’s Black Queens in a tight match to advance to the last round of the qualification series for next year’s Women Africa Cup of Nations, which will be hosted by Morocco. The nine-time African champions survived with a 2-1 aggregate win over their hosts despite a lone goal setback in Accra on Sunday evening.
After Ghana’s captain Portia Boakye was ejected for a second bookable offense, and Nigeria’s left back Glory Ogbonna was expelled by Ivorian referee Zomadre Sonia Kore minutes later, both teams were reduced to ten players.
The lively Princella Adubea got Ghana’s goal midway into the second half as the Super Falcons were expecting adherence to fair play principle.
Afterwards, captain Asisat Oshoala missed an opportunity to draw Nigeria level. With the strong scent of blood, the Black Queens launched onslaught after onslaught but could not get the goal that would have tied the fixture and make penalty shootout inevitable at the Accra Sports Stadium.
The Falcons progressed to the final round where they play the Lady Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire, in February 2022.