The Super Falcons of Nigeria have qualify for next years FIFA women’s world cup in France after beating Cameroon 4-2 on penalties at the Accra sports stadium in Tuesday’s semi final encounter with their West African neighbors .
The group B runners up survived onslaught from a disciplined Cameroon side who almost sent them packing, but for the quick reflexes of the Nigerian goalkeeper Tochukwu Oluehi the team scale through.
The Indomitable Lionesses played a clever ,controlled game at the Accra sports stadium and certainly looked quitecskillful against the cup holders,but the experience Falcons held them at bay and when the defence got breached goalkeeper Tochukwu Oluehi was there to keep things tidy . Both teams hung on in a tedious extra time ,with players spending quality time on the floor.
In the shootout,Njoya Ajara and Raisa Fendijo scored for the Lionesses ,with Onome Ebi and Rasheedat Ajibade netting for Nigeria,but Enganamouits effort was caught by Oluehi and after Oshoala scored to put Nigeria ahead ,the tireless NGO Mbeleck saw her kick fly past the goalpost. Defender Ngozi EBERE scoredcthe last kick that settled the nervous encounter.
The Super Falcons will await the winner of South Africa/Mali semifinal, played in Cape Coast later in the evening ,in Saturday’s Final at the Accra Sports stadium.
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