Falcons Beat Algeria, Advance To Next Stage Of Olympic Qualifier

The Super Falcons of Nigeria moved to the third round of CAF’s 2020 Tokyo Women Football Qualifiers after beating Algeria 1-0 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.

The Falcons had defeated the North Africans 2-0 in the first leg in Algiers, with the second leg win allowing them to qualify on a 3-0 aggregate.

The African champions foreign-based players, who were absent in the first leg, could not make a statement with their performance in the first half of the match.

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The attack led by FC Barcelona Women forward Asisat Oshoala were however asking all the questions as they piled pressure on the Desert ladies in search of a goal.

The Algerians, on the other hand, were solid in the defence to keep the Falcons at bay.

However, luck ran out on the visitors as Oshoala made a brilliant solo run for a perfect finish in the 59th minute.

The only goal of the match was enough to send Thomas Dennerby’s side to the third round against either Mali or Cote d’Ivoire.

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