Saturday, April 19, 2014

Falcons win second friendly match in Ghana

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The Falcons will leave for Equatorial Guinea from Ghana on Thursday.

 

The Super Falcons, on Wednesday, defeated Sekondi Hasaacas Ladies by 6-1 in a friendly match played at the Lizzy Sports Centre in Accra, Ghana, ahead of the African Women’s Championship (AWC).

The match was the second of two friendly matches set up by the Nigerian Football Federation for the AWC-bound side, as they prepare to defend their title in Equatorial Guinea.

The team defeated Immigration Ladies by 3-0 last Sunday and has now scored 3 more goals against another first division side, to the delight of the Head Coach, Kadiri Ikhana.

“This was a better performance than the first friendly we played here. I was very happy with the performance of my players, especially in the first 45 minutes. All the players used in that half were fantastic.

“They played positive attacking football. Though they missed some chances, they scored four goals in that half. I think they played like they are ready for the tournament,” the coach said.

Stella Mbachu for the second time in as many games opened the floodgates for the Falcons with a well-taken goal in the 2nd minute.

The Hasaacas Ladies were forced into an error 4 minutes later when an in-swinger by Mbachu from the right wing was forced into goal by a Ghanaian defender to make it 2-0 to the Falcons.

Two strikers, Perpetua Nkwocha and Emueje Ogbiagbveha, each scored to make it 4-1 to the Nigerian side in the first half, after Suleiman had scored what turned out to be a consolation goal for the Ghanaian Ladies.

Two more goals were scored in the second half by Ngozi Okobi and Stella Mbachu to give the Falcons a 6-1 win over the Hasaacas Ladies.

The Super Falcons will depart Accra for Equatorial Guinea on Thursday October 25, with 21 players and 13 officials.

The team will play its opening match against Cameroon on October 28 in Bata, Equatorial Guinea.

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