Nigeria certified for the 2023 FIFA Girls’s World Cup finals after a lone aim by Rasheedat Ajibade steered the Tremendous Falcons to the semi finals of the continued Girls Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco on the expense of Cameroon’s Indomitable Lionesses.
Ngozi Okobi-Okeoghene made a daring run on the Cameroonian defence supported by twists and turns and the ball someway landed on the ft of gangling Ifeoma Onumonu, who heaved the ball into the field for Ajibade to nod previous Ange Bawu for the one aim of the match within the 57th minute.
The nine-time champions dominated a bodily recreation proper from onset and will have led by at the very least two objectives in a primary interval they created probability after probability solely to be undone by close to misses.
Within the seventh minute, Onumonu, who scored the primary aim within the 2-0 defeat of Botswana in Group C that rejuvenated Nigeria’s marketing campaign following opening recreation defeat by South Africa, headed Okobi-Okeoghene’s well-weighted free-kick over the sticks. Within the twenty fourth minute, Onumonu and Ucheibe have been concerned as a melee ensued within the Lionesses’ important space, however Bawu was as much as the duty.
The 2 groups abbreviated one another’s alternatives with very shut marking in a turgid second half. Nevertheless, after Nigeria scored, Gabrielle Onguene lashed on the Nigeria aim however it went far-off.
Ajibade’s headed aim, her third of the match, took Nigeria to eight objectives within the championship with solely two conceded – each in opposition to South Africa – and their reward is a potentially-explosive semi last duel in opposition to slick host nation, Morocco.