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Falconets beats N/Zealand for semis

18 August 2014, 12:50Israel Ojoko

Ottawa – Nigeria’s Falconets thrashed New Zealand 4-1 to book a semifinal spot at the ongoing FIFA U -20 Women's World Cup in Canada.

Asisat Oshoala and Uchechi Sunday grabbed a brace each for the Falconets giving the team an edge over their opponents.

The Peter Dedevbo side opened scoring just 31 seconds into kick off through a header from Asisat Oshoala. That goal came through a cross from Ugo Njoku. Oshoala netted another goal 12 minutes later to put scores 2-0.

Both teams struggled to control possession of the game but the Falconets showed their dominance against the kiwis. The teams went on half time with the Nigerian side leading.

Also read: Falconets coach to re-organise defense

Peter Dedevbo pulled out Courtney Dike, Loveth Ayinla and Chinwendu Ihezuo and replaced them with Uchenna Kanu, Yetunde Adeboyejo and Uchechi Sunday respectively.

Uchechi later got a goal for the Falconets six minutes to full time.

With scores at 3-0, New Zealand struggled to get back into the game. Their loan goal came in the 88 minutes through Emma Rolston.

A late minute goal from Uchechi finally gave the Falconets a 4-1 victory.

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