AFCON 2022: Super Falcons Fall To Morocco On Penalties
Super Falcons gave it Thier all against all odds after being on the receiving end of two red cards. But still managed to maintain a 1-1 draw until the penalty shootout.
Nigeria will not play in the final of this year’s Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, after losing 5-4 on penalties to Morocco.
Super Falcons were chasing a record-extending 10th title coming into the semi-final clash, but would have to wait longer to achieve it.
Randy Waldrum’s ladies were reduced to 10 men, after Halimatu Ayinde was shown a straight card for a stamp following a VAR review.
However, Uchenna Kanu gave Nigeria the lead, reacting fastest to a rebound inside the box.
The hosts levelled 10 minutes later after Chiamaka Nnadozie flapped at a cross and Sanaa Mssoudy tucked home the loose ball.
Rasheedat Ajibade was also sent off for the Falcons after another VAR review.
During the shoot-out, Onumonu was the only player that missed her penalty, as Morocco booked their place in the final against South Africa.