Saturday, 16 June 2012

Super Falcons feed on Warriors Lagos

By: Amos Joseph
The Super Falcons of Nigeria have booked a place in the African Cup of Nations billed for November in Equitorial Guinea.
Photo: Supersport
The Falcons scored 4 times to wallop the Mighty Warriors of Zimbabwe in a match that ended 4-0 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.

In the reverse fixture, the Falcons won 2-0 a fotnight ago to bring the aggregate scores to 6-0.

From the blast of the whistle, the Falcons started asking questions at the opponent's goal area which was rewarded in the 6th minute when veteran striker and current African footballer of the year got a goal. With intense pressure, the Falcon went for the second through Desire Oparanozie in the 14th minute while the third came in two minutes later from skilfull Esther Sunday in the first 45 minutes, the last goal was scored by Stella Mbachu in the 55th minute to complete the white-wash. 

Obviously, the fans were thrilled as they could not hold back but express their joy by cheering and applauding the players.

Coach of the Falcons, Kadiri Ikhana said congratulated the players for doing the nation proud  'the victory is expected, the girls went out and did what they had to do, attention now shifts to the friendly we have against South Africa'.

In relation to the absence of fans in the stadium, Aisha Falode stated that 'despite the absence of the Lagos fans, the girls took to the field and got maximum victory'.

Meanwhile, They are now expected to host London Olympics-bound Banyana Banyana of South Africa next weekend also in Lagos in a friendly match. When both teams first clashed a fortnight ago, it finished 1-1 in South Africa

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