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Falcons Lose To Banyana Once more



Nigeria’s quest for a tenth Girls’s Africa Cup of Nations title started on a shaky be aware on Monday because the Tremendous Falcons misplaced 2-1 to Banyana Banyana in a Group C opener on the Prince Heritier Moulay El Hassan stadium, Rabat, PUNCH Sports activities Additional experiences.

It’s Banyana’s third win of their final 4 conferences with the Falcons.

They defeated the Falcons 4-2 on the Aisha Buhari Cup in Lagos final 12 months and on the 2018 WAFCON.

The Falcons got here into the sport towards South Africa as favourites, following their pedigree within the competitors, however two fast targets from Jermaine Seoposenwe and Hilda Magaia in two minutes handed the South Africans their fourth-ever win over the Falcons.

9-time winners Falcons had been on the again foot from the beginning because the Bayana dominated play and possession however couldn’t make their dominance rely within the first half, which ended goalless.

The much-anticipated sport, on day three of the match in Morocco, was initially a cagey affair with neither aspect capable of create any actual possibilities to attain within the first half.

Within the second half, Asisat Oshola, the four-time African Girls’s Footballer of The 12 months, was gifted a chance because the Banyana defenders didn’t avert hazard contained in the field and the Barcelona Femini striker struck it firmly on the half volley, however goalkeeper Andile Dlamini made a spectacular save to thwart the damaging ahead.

Noxolo Cesane then arrange the opener, and Seoposenwe did nicely to tuck away simply when it appeared the ball was getting away from her.

Refiloe Jane was creator of the second objective, with Hildah Magaia ending with a left-footed effort.

Nigeria surprisingly had nothing in response after the 2 targets and limped their manner by way of the remainder of the match, solely to all of the sudden seize a comfort in stoppage time by way of Rasheedat Ajibade.

The champions should now regroup for the conflict towards Botswana in Rabat on Thursday.

This was solely the sixth defeat in 56 matches on the WAFCON for Nigeria, who’ve dominated ladies’s soccer on the continent over three a long time.


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