2 Important Takeaways As Falconets Beat Defeat Morocco In Cape Coast

The Falconets (U-20 women’s football team) of Nigeria is currently top of their group at the ongoing 2024 All African Games (AAG) in Ghana; npflupdates.com reports.

The Falconets defeated it’s first group stage opponent Morocco 2-0 on Friday evening to go top of their group.

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Falconets finish first AAG in flying colours.
Falconets arrive Ghana in flying colours

It was a keenly contested fixture, though the Nigerian girls dominated a better part of the encounter. And as a result of their ever relenting attack against the North Africans, forced them into scoring an owngoal early into the game.

With just five minutes to the stoppage time, the 2024 FIFA U-20 women’s world cup tournament finalist extended their lead through Yina’s strike. So, by the end of the first period, Nigeria were leading 2-0.

Falconets beat Morocco, goes top of Group

Two important things was observed and for the sake of clarity will be highlighted below:

First, the Christopher Danjuma’s girls were very organised, playing possessive football while at the same time aggressively attacking the opponent after losing possessions. One would now see the reason why they will be one of Africa’s contingent at U-20 women’s world cup tournament.

“Thank God we have qualified for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Colombia 2024; we want a good justification by coming here and exciting ourselves and knowing that we are able to match every other team that has qualified for the World Cup,” Coach Danjuma told a press conference before the Morocco match.

Morocco U-20 women’s team

It was indeed a great team; and according to coach Danjuma, Nigeria in any tournament is a team to beat.

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Secondly, the Falconets are now top of their group; and this morale boosting victory will will provide a sort of confidence in the team as they’d return to action next week.


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