January 31, 2023

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WAFCON 2022: Super Falcons secure World Cup spot as the edge Cameroon in Quater-Final

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The Super Falcons on Thursday night defeated their Cameroonian counterparts 1-0 in Casablanca to qualify for the Semi-finals of the ongoing WAFCON.

Rasheedat Ajibade was the hero for the Falcons as her second half goal was enough to send the reigning champions to the Semi-Finals.

The victory also qualifies the team for the ninth consecutive World Cup appearance.

In the beginning of the encounter, the two sides showed desire and hunger to attack and get an early goal.

Cameroon goalkeeper Ange Bawou did well to prevent a low cross from Francisca Ordega from entering the post on nine minutes.

In the 23rd minute Okobi sent in a dangerous corner which caused confusion in the Cameroonian box but the keeper eventually came out to claim the ball.

The Falcons continued to create opportunities and with five minutes left Halimotu Ayinde tried a long range effort which went off target.

Rasheedat Ajibade and Christy Ucheibe had chances to draw the curtain raiser but were wasteful as the first half ended 0-0.

Three minutes into the second half Rasheedat Ajibade tried a shot from distance but her effort failed to worry the Cameroon keeper who watched the strike go out for a goal kick.

In the 52nd minute Ayinde committed a foul which presented Cameroon with a decent freekick chance which the Falcons result with.

Twelve minutes into the second half, the Super Falcons got a goal, thanks to Ajibade’s excellent header as she headed in Onumonu’s delivery.

Cameroon went close on 68 minutes through their skipper Gabrielle Onguene but her shot I owe the box went just wide.

On 84 minutes Onumonu could have added a second after she was played through on goal but the US-based forward blazed the ball wide with five minutes left on the clock.

Despite late forays from Cameroon, Super Falcons held on to win 1-0.

They will now face hosts Morocco in the semi-final on Monday.

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