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Nigeria’s Super Falcons defeats CSKA Moscow by lone goal in opening game

Nigeria’s Super Falcons on Thursday defeated CSKA Moscow by a lone goal at their opening game at the on-going fifth Turkish Women’s tournament in Antalya, Turkey.

The 18th minute goal by Cup Chiwendu Ihezuo was enough to see the nine-time African champions claim victory over their opponent at the Emir Sports Complex.


Super Falcons started early on an attacking note with Captain Asisat Oshoala missing a chance at goal as she was shoved away from the ball by CSKA’s Bratko Ekaterina in the 6th minute.

Six minutes later, a first corner kick for the Falcons was taken by Fransisca Ordega, but it was easily cleared away.

A good opportunity was seized at the 18th minute, however, as Ihezuo easily tapped in a low cross from Ordega from the right.

Another chance came for the Barcelona forward Oshoala in the 55th minute, but she lobbed the ball wide.

At the end, it was a first victory for Super Falcons new coach, Randy Waldrum.

It was also a brilliant outing for Spanish based Toni Payne and German-based Patricia George, both American-born as they debuted for Nigeria.


The Super Falcons will play against Uzbekistan in their next game on Saturday. (NAN)

Pelumi Emmanuel

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