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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Falcons pip Algeria to zoom into next round

Super Falcons reached the round of 16 in France

 

Super Falcons Tuesday at the Agege Township Stadium piped Algerian ladies 1-0 to zoom into the next round of Olympic 2020 qualifiers.

Falcons who had earlier beaten their Algerian counterparts 2-0 in Algiers, completed the two-legged defeat of their opponents on Tuesday.

Captain of the team and Barcelona forward, Asisat Oshoala scored the only goal of the match just before regulation time

Francisca Ordega missed a chance to increase the goal tally but her effort was saved by the Algerian goalkeeper at close range.

The tie was not a walk in the park for the Falcons as the Algerians put up a good fight with the intent to avoid a second defeat especially after the 2-0 loss in front of their home fans.

Nigeria will face Cote d’ voire in the next round.

Algerian ladies lost 1-0 to Falcons at the Agege stadium

Super Falcons coach Thomas Dennerby who was happy to earn the slim victory revealed that the players have been granted 10 days rest before regrouping.

In a swift reaction Minister of sports Sunday Dare hailed the team for sealing their move to the next round noting that they have by the feat re-confirmed that they remain the team to beat in Africa.

“The Super Falcons just defeated the Algerian female team 1:0 in the Olympic qualifier at the Agege Stadium in Lagos this evening.  Again the super falcons have stamped their superiority over female soccer on the continent. Congratulations Super Falcons Nigerians are proud of you” he dished out on social media.

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