Super Falcons have sealed a spot in subsequent 12 months’s Women’s Africa Cup of Nations after beating Cape Verde 2-1 on the Estádio Nacional de Cabo Verde in Praia.
The Nigerian women had within the reverse fixture performed on the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja final Thursday received emphatically 5-0.
With the absence of key gamers for the Justin Maduagu’s aspect, it was the hosts that had different plans and made their intentions identified with an eighth minute purpose from Racing Power striker, Ivania Moreira.
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The Super Falcons pressed for an equalizer, however the Cape Verdians remained resolute taking their lone purpose benefit into halftime.
The second half resumed with a Nigerian press with Madugu bringing in Esther Okoronkwo for Uchenna Kanu and the UD Tenerife ahead thought she had given the away aspect the equaliser however her fifty fifth minute purpose was dominated offside.
The 26-year-old must wait seven minutes to get her much-cherished purpose with a solo end to keep up the five-goal combination tally.
Okoronkwo was making herself a nuisance of the Cape Verde defence and virtually obtained an help after she arrange Toni Payne however the latter couldn’t beat the opposition goalkeeper Jacinta Rodrigues.
Acting captain Rasheedat Ajibade additionally got here near giving the Falcons the lead, nonetheless, her effort went inches large of the publish.
Rodrigues was saved busy by the likes of Payne and Okoronkwo to maintain the scoreline deadlocked.
The breakthrough would lastly come for the Super Falcons from Ajibade within the 93rd minute to seal the win.
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