Fal­cons beat Lionesses in friendly

Daily Trust - - SPORT - By Mike Oboh Ed­win Okon

Su­per Fal­cons’ Az­izat Oshoala’s 85th minute vol­ley helped Nigeria edged vis­it­ing In­domitable Lioness of Cameroon in an in­ter­na­tional friendly match de­cided at the Abuja Na­tional Sta­dium yes­ter­day.

The goal came af­ter the hosts were threat­ened by the oc­ca­sional fast breaks from the vis­it­ing Cameroo­ni­ans was watched by a ca­pac­ity crowd.

Camer­oun coach Enoh Ngachu said he was im­pressed with the per­for­mance of his team in the en­counter that was used to pre­pare the team ahead of their qual­i­fy­ing match for the next African Women Cham­pi­onship against Sene­gal.

Ac­cord­ing to him, the ex­ploits of the girls show they have the po­ten­tials to ex­cel in the quest for the qual­i­fi­ca­tion ticket for the cham­pi­onship.

Ngachu said they will cor­rect the mis­takes no­ticed dur­ing the game be­fore their game against Sene­gal.

He said the tar­get of the team is to have a bet­ter team in the fu­ture as they have learnt from the mis­takes of Nigeria.

Speak­ing on the dwin­dling for­tune of the Nige­rian side, Ngachu said Nigeria pa­raded the same set of play­ers for over a decade and that is the re­sult of what the coun­try is reap­ing at the mo­ment.

His Nigeria coun­ter­part, Ed­win Okon said it was still work in progress as the gate for good play­ers is still open.

Okon said both lo­cal and for­eign based play­ers will be given the same op­por­tu­nity to fight for a shirt in the team.

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