Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria/Equatorial Guinea: Super Falcons Jerseys Disappear in Equatorial Guinea

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Equatorial Guinea finished group stages of the 8th African Women Championship (AWC) finals with a warning note after crushing Senegal 5-0.

A carton of white jerseys of the senior women national team, Super Falcons has been reported missing in Equatorial Guinea.

The Nigeria Football Federation said the jerseys got missing in transit as the team travelled to Equatorial Guinea for the 8th African Women Championship finals.

Speaking in Bata on Monday, after the Falcons' 2-1 defeat of the Lionesses of Cameroon at the Nkoantoma Stadium, NFF's Director of Competitions, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi said the non-arrival of the carton added to the depression of Nigerian team officials at African women football's flagship tournament.

"We arrived in Malabo to poor treatment, had to found a way to connect to Bata, were rushed into a low-quality hotel and then discovered, after changing hotel, that a whole carton of white jerseys meant for the team had got missing on transit.

"It was a demoralising situation and we just had to find a way to keep it away from the players until after the match against Cameroon. Thank God, the girls went out to secure victory.

"Since arriving in Equatorial Guinea, we have had to face a litany of troubles, but the Nigerian spirit doesn't die and that is why the team is determined more than ever to crush every opposition on the way to retaining the title," Sanusi concluded.

The Falcons scored first through midfielder Onyinyechi Ohadugha before the Cameroonians equalised through a controversial penalty kick.

Perpetua Nkwocha however earned all three points for the Falcons with a spectacular diving header in the 89th minute of the encounter.

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