Super Falcons Put Up Sensational Performance to End Goalless Streak Against USA After Two Decades

Super Falcons Put Up Sensational Performance to End Goalless Streak Against USA After Two Decades

Babajide Orevba
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:11 PM
  • Super Falcons put up a daunting fight against the United States Women’s National Team in Washington
  • Having lost to the Americans 4-0 in their first friendly of the US tour, Nigeria narrowly lost 2-0 in the second
  • It is the first time after more than two decades that a Super Falcons team will score against the USA

The Super Falcons of Nigeria put up a fine performance against their counterparts in the United States, losing 2-1 in Washington.

It is more than 20 years since the Nigerian side scored against the United States Women’s National Team, which came in their 7-1 loss to the Americans in 1999.

However, the United States continued their winning dominance over Nigeria, extending their streak to seven.

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Super Falcons lost 2-1 to the United States in a second friendly match of their US tour. Photo: @NGSuper_Falcons
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Tosin Demehin’s own goal gave the Americans the lead in the 24th minute, but Nigeria fought back in the second half, Soccernet reports.

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Moments after coming on, substitute Uchenna Kanu restored parity for Nigeria in the 50th minute before Rose Lavelle’s header shot the US back into the lead in the 66th minute.

The Super Falcons pushed for an equaliser but didn’t get it as they fell to a second defeat to the United States on their American tour.

Most games between both sides have ended in narrow scorelines, with last weekend’s 4-0 loss one of the highest ever recorded.

Asisat Oshoala returns to Barcelona training

Meanwhile, Nigerian international Asisat Oshoala has returned to training for Barcelona Femeni ahead of the coming Primera Liga season.

The Super Falcons striker had been out of action for some time, having suffered a knee injury while on international duty against South Africa at the 2022 Women's Africa Cup of Nations.

Since joining the club, the Nigerian international has been a key player for Barcelona. Despite missing the final half of last season, Oshoala's performance was key in helping Barcelona retain their league title.

Zambia Women’s goalkeeper remembers her ex-teammates

Sports Brief earlier reported that the goalkeeper of the Zambian women’s national team, Hazel Nali, remembers her roots as she bought new football boots for her former teammates at Nchanga Queens FC in Zambia.

Eight years after leaving the club based in the northeastern areas of Chingola in the Chingola District of Copperbelt Province, Nali deemed it fit to reunite with her former teammates.

Hazel, who now plays for Turkish women’s super league side Fatih Vatan Spor, was key in the Copper Queens squad that qualified for the Olympics and FIFA World Cup for the first time ever in Zambia’s football history.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.