In continuation of their build-up to next month’s African Women Championship (AWC) qualifier, the Super Falcons yesterday lost 1-3 to Sia One Academy in a tune-up match played at Goal Project Pitch of the Abuja National Stadium.
Sia One Boys were two goals up at interval with goals from Mohammed Usman in the 25th minute and Ejiro Iwelemo in the 40th minute. The boys of former Super Eagles’ head coach, Samson Siasia, made it three on resumption of the second half through Sola Idehen in the 47th minute.
The Super Falcons scored their consolation goal in the 78th minute when new kid on the block, ImohAnam, broke loose and fired a right foot shot to the roof of the net.
Thereafter, Falcons drew applause from the scanty crowd that watched the early morning game as they matched the Sia One boys pace for pace and tactically. The Sia One boys were asking all the questions but the Falcons held them off till the final whistle sounded.
In a post match chat, coach Edwin Okon drew positive from the game, commending the girls for holding their own against the physically stronger boys, noting “I am proud of these girls even in defeat.
Super Falcons are expected to play another test match against a yet to be named male side before next week’s international friendly with Cameroon’s Indomitable Lioness in Abuja.No tags for this post.