African Games: Falconets reach semi-final after 4-0 victory over Senegal

The Nigeria U-20 female football team defeated the Teranga Lionesses of Senegal in their second group game of the 13th African Games in Ghana, reports.

The Super Falconets, Coached by Chris Danjuma, defeated Morocco in their opening group game, before taking on Senegal at the Cape Coast Stadium tonight.

Goalscorers Yina Aidoo and Chioma Oliseh continued in the first eleven as Nigeria got off to a flying start inside the first fifteen minutes as they hunt for gold in Gold Coast.

Loveth Edeh broke the deadlock in the 13th minute, putting Nigeria on the front foot to settle the early nerves, and Motunrayo Ezekiel came close just before half-time, only to be denied by the opposition goalkeeper.

Motunrayo would not be denied her goal at the second time of asking. Five minutes after the restart, the towering defender found the back of the net from a resulting set-piece, and just a minute later, the Senegalese team caved under pressure, gifting the Falconets another goal with their own hands to make it three on the night for Chris Danjuma’s ladies.

Chioma Oliseh put all hopes of a Senegalese comeback to the air after scoring for the second game in a row with ten minutes left to spare on the clock. A brilliant pass from Chiamaka Okwuchukwu sent Chioma through on goal and she wasted no time in adding the fourth of the game.

Nigeria have now qualified for the Semi-finals of the 13th African games and will wait for the proceeds of Group A to know the opponents they’ll be facing.