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Morocco Edge Gallant Tremendous Falcons On Penalties, Clinch First Ever Ultimate Ticket



Hosts Morocco have certified for a primary ever WAFCON closing after edging champions Tremendous Falcons of Nigeria on penalties in Monday’s semi-final.

Regardless of taking part in with 9 gamers from the second half and each halves of extra-time following the sending off of Rasheedat Ajibade Halimotu Ayinde, the Moroccans couldn’t breakdown a resilient Falcons.

And after regulation time ended 1-1 Morocco ultimately triumphed 5-4 on penalties with Ifeoma Onumonu lacking her spot kick.

The Falcons will now face Zambia within the third-placed match on Friday whereas Morocco will battle South Africa within the closing on Saturday.

From the blast of the whistle Morocco went seeking an early purpose however the Falcons thwarted their efforts.

And after surviving the primary quarter-hour the Falcons took cost of the sport and began probabilities of their very own.

The Falcons had their first try on purpose within the twenty fifth minute however Uchenna Kanu’s header from a cross from Rasheedat Ajibade was properly claimed by the Moroccan keeper.

Within the thirty second minute the Falcons have been awarded a free-kick in a very good space however Ngozi Okobi’s try went method over the bar.

The Falcons ought to have punished the Morocco on 35 minutes after a poor go within the hosts defence however Christy Ucheibe’s try from apart with the keeper off her strains went large.

Simply three minutes into the second half the Falcons have been diminished to 10 gamers following Ayinde’s sending off after VAR evaluate.

Nevertheless it was the Falcons who took the lead on 62 minutes off an personal purpose by Yasmin Mrabet.

However within the 66th minute Sanaa Mssoudy equalized for Morocco as she pounced on a rebound after Chiamaka Nnadozie failed to carry on to a low cross from the correct.

With each groups failing to search out the winner the sport went into extra-time and was ultimately selected penalties.

By James Agberebi

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