Exclusive! Super Falcons Stand-in Gaffer Gives Update About Ethiopia Clash

Super Falcons progress to the next round of WAFCON qualifier, NFF makes announcement

Super Falcons Stand-in coach, Justin Madugu provides update following his side’s shocking draw with Ethiopia ladies npflupdates.com reports.

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Super Falcons progress to the next round of WAFCON qualifier, NFF makes announcement
Super Falcons training in Turkey

Super Falcons yesterday was held to a 1-1 draw by the Lucy’s of Ethiopia on Matchday one of its 2024 Olympics qualifier fixture.

The Ethiopia ladies drew the first blood when they scored in the sixth minute of the game through a Birkie Amare strike. Efforts to restore parity in the first-half by the Nigerian ladies proved abortive, as the hosts held their positions.

However, the nine-time African champions, responded and restores parity, few minutes into the second-half through a Rasheedat Ajibade stunner. Efforts by both teams to secure the maximum crucial points proved abortive, and it ended at the Abebe Bikila Stadium in stalemate.

Nigeria would have stolen the day when Ifeoma Onumonu scored in the stoppage time; sadly, the goal was ruled out for offside.

Madugu reacts as Super Falcons draw with Ethiopia

Reacting about the result Madugu a former Adamawa United chief coach, vowed that the Super Falcons will overcome the East Africans in the return leg on Sunday.

Super Falcons interim coach Bagudu held by Ethiopia.
Coach Madugu in action against Ethiopia.

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“It wasn’t an easy game because the Ethiopians also ensured they got something from the game,” Madugu said.

“We came with the aim of winning, but it didn’t come out as expected. We will ensure we get a better result at home.”

Meanwhile, Super Falcons new recruit and former England youth international,Rinsola Babajide made his debut for the national team.

Super Falcons defender Michelle Alozie in action against Ethiopia

She came on for her first international cap, replacing forward Uchenna Kanu; also Falconets striker, Opeyemi Ajakaye, also made his debut for the senior Nigeria’s women when she replaced Asisat Oshoala in the 80th minute.

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In a related story, speculations has it that Falcons Head coach, Randy Waldrum is expected to return to guide the Super Falcons for the second-leg fixture against Ethiopia on Sunday, after missing the first because of some certain unavoidable circumstances.

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