Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Super Falcons zoom into AWC semi-finals

05 November 2012, 07:37

Abuja - Nigeria’s senior team, the Super Falcons, on Sunday, zoomed into the semi finals of the 2012 African Women Championship (AWC) with a 3-1 defeat of Cote d’ Ivoire.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Falcons made its three wins in three matches to finish top of group B with 9 points.

The Falcons were the defending champions and needed just a draw to guarantee their spot in the semi-finals of the championship.

The Nigerian ladies dominated proceedings early in the first half, creating a clear-cut chance as early as the 9th minute when Evelyn Nwabuoku pounced on a ball from Ngozi Ebere but found the side of the net.

Ogonna Chukwudi made it 1-0 a minute later to hand the Falcons an early lead.

The Nigerian side continued to dominate the game with Stella Mbachu and Ngozi Okobi causing problems for the Ivoirian side from the right side of attack.

Defender Ngozi Ebere made it 2-0, three minutes from half time with a well taken free-kick before Stella Mbachu made it 3-0 in the 75th minute.

Ivory Coast got a consolation goal in the 82nd minute through N’Rehy Tia Viho Ines for a final score of 3-1.

The Super Falcons will face Banyana Banyana of South Africa in the semi-final, after the finished runners up in group A.

Coach Kadiri Ikhana in a statement made available on Sunday expressed delight with the team’s performance, saying that their confidence had been boosted after winning all three games in the group.

"It is very important for the team to get nine points from the group games and I am very happy that we got it.

"It was a very good performance from the team. They moved very well. Apart from that little error in defence that led to the goal, they played very well.

"The match against South Africa will be another tough game but I think we have a good chance against them,’’ Ikahana said.

The Super Falcons will depart Malabo for Bata on Monday, Nov. 5, ahead of their clash against the Bayana Bayana on Nov. 7 at the Nkoantoma Stadium.



Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...