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Nigeria’s Super Falcons beats Haiti in friendly as Barcelona ace shines

Goals from Esther Okoronkwo and Asisat Oshoala were all the Super Falcons needed to confirm their superiority and record a 2-1 win over Haiti in a pre-World Cup friendly at the Emirhan Sport Center Stadium on Friday.

The Super Falcons dominated the early proceedings against the Haitians but struggled to make their impact felt on the scoreboard.

Save for a couple of free-kicks from Haiti, all the first-half chances went Nigeria’s way, as reported by Soccernet.

In the 21st minute, a free-kick into Haiti’s danger area caused chaos in the box, but no Super Falcons player was there to apply the finishing touch before Haiti cleared the ball out of danger.

From the resultant corner kick, Oshoala found the net with a smart tap-in after a decent save from the goalkeeper, but it was controversially ruled out for offside.

The momentum was with the Nigerian ladies, and it was no surprise when Randy Waldrum’s girls finally took the lead. Esther Okoronkwo broke the deadlock from a superbly taken free kick on the edge of the area.

However, Nigeria doubled their advantage with their first foray forward. From a corner kick, Jennifer Echegini’s towering header came off the crossbar, and Oshoala was on hand to tap the rebound home.

Prevail Inegbenose

Prevail Inegbenose is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Spark Media & Entertainment Ventures, the Publisher of Spark News Daily - Nigeria's most sought-after online newspaper in Government, Politics, Sport, Entertainment and Religion. Prevail Inegbenose studied Mass Communication from the prestigious Auchi Polytechnic Auchi and graduated in 2007. He is an experienced journalist with 16 years of active and practical journalism. Prevail Inegbenose is the Lead Pastor, House of God Int'l - Rest Tabernacle, Abuja - Nigeria. Tel: 08039564796.

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