In their preparation for the 2022 Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON), the Nigeria National Women’s Football Team, Super Falcons, defeated Naija Ratels Football Club 2-1 in a friendly match on Thursday.
The game that took place at the training pitch of Package A of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, saw Falcons players displaying a high level of performance.
Francisca Ordega opened the scoring for them in the 12th minute while Ratels fought to equalise in the 55th minute. But they could not utilise their scoring chances.
Onome Ebi scored the second goal for the Falcons in the 62nd minute.
Both teams fought hard to score more goals but they failed to click when it mattered.
Coach Bankole Olowookere of Naija Ratels said after the match that it was a build-up to the Nation’s Cup
“We have a set of good players in the team. That is the reason why they (Flacons) made only one goal difference.
“My players are junior team, compared to the Falcons who are senior to them. I commend my players. They fought well in the game.” He said
The coach said the team (Falcons) needed to put more effort in their training.
“I will advise the national team to be serious in all their games at the championship in Morocco. I trust them they will make the nation proud.” He added.