Super Falcons record first win in 2021 after beating top European club

Super Falcons record first win in 2021 after beating top European club

Akan Anwankwo
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:41 PM

- Nigeria began their Turkish women’s cup campaign with a win over Russian side CSKA Moscow

- The Super Falcons grabbed their only goal through Chiwendu Ihuezuo in their 1-0 win over the Eastern European side

- The 11-time African champions will play Uzbekistan in their next game before taking on Equatorial Guinea

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The Super Falcons of Nigeria began their four-nation tournament in Turkey on a winning note following the 1-0 win over CSKA Moscow in their first game, Twitter.

Chiwendu Ihezuo who plays in the Chinese Super League with Henan Huishang scored the only goal of the match.

Francisca Ordega broke loose down the right and delivered a low cross to arriving Ihezuo who scored at the near post.

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It is a positive start for newly-appointed boss Randy Waldrum who recorded a win in his first game as technical adviser of the women's national team.

The former Trinidad and Tobago boss handed Toni Payne who played her under-age football with the United States her debut with Nigeria at topflight level.

Super Falcons record first win over Russian side in 4-nations tournament in Turkey
Chiwendu Ihezuo scored the only goal for Nigeria in their 1-0 win over CSKA Moscow in the Turkish women's 4-nation tournament. Photo by Ben Radford
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Payne who narrowly missed out playing for Nigeria at the 2019 World Cup currently plays in the Spanish league for Sevilla Fameni.

The 11-time African women champions will take on Uzbekistan in their next game in the Turkish women’s cup before playing their final game against Equatorial Guinea.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Asisat Oshoala among other Nigerian sports celebrities got a large size portrait of herself wearing a Barcelona jersey on Valentine's Day.

The Barcelona striker has continued from where she stopped in the past season which has seen her score ten goals in 13 appearances in all competitions this campaign.

Over the weekend, the 26-year-old helped Barcelona win their seventh Copa de la Reina following a 3-0 victory over Logrono in Malaga.

The Super Falcons striker also proved that she was in the spirit of Valentine as he shared a video of herself unveiling a large frame on her Instagram.

Akan Anwankwo is a sports editor with and has 7 years of field and office experience. He graduated from the University of Lagos in 2014 with a Bachelors degree in English and Literature Studies. Akan intends to educate, inform and make readers passionate about sports. Learn more about him on his Twitter handle: @ anwankwo_akan

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