4 September 2012

Nigeria: U.S.A. Down Falconets

The U20 Women team of USA have defeated their Nigerian counterparts, Super Falcons 2:0 in the FIFA Women World cup semi-final played on Tuesday morning.

Goals from Morgan Brian and Kealia Ohai in either half of the encounter were enough to send the Americans to the Final.


Nigeria made the brighter start as Francisca Ordega latched onto a through ball on seven minutes, and beat USA goalkeeper Bryane Heaberlin in a race to the ball, only for her effort to go wide of the post.

Brian scored the all-important opening goal midway through the first half from a perfect header over goalkeeper Ibubeleye Whyte.

The Americans took charge of the game after the opener, creating several chances in the closing stages of the half.

Nigeria came back stronger after the break but Desire Oparanozie's effort was ruled out for offside.

Almost immediately a skilful run from Ngozi Okobi set up Oparanozie for an equaliser only for her to blaze it over.

Midway through the second half, Ohai slotted in the second for the Americans which literarily ended the game as a contest.


The Nigerian girls will now fight for the third place on Saturday where they will lock horns with either of Germany or Japan.

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