Cyprus Cup: Super Falcons end campaign with win over Thailand

Cyprus Cup: Super Falcons end campaign with win over Thailand

The Super Falcons of Nigerian rounded-up their debut participation in the 2018 Cyprus Women’s Cup with a resounding 3-0 win over France-bound Thailand to finish 7th while South Africa finished 10th after losing their third game of the campaign.

Like he’s done in previous games, Thomas Dennerby introduced the 3-5-2 wing back system and this time around it yield the desired result as the Super Falcons ran out 3-0 winners over their opponents.

Forward Asisat Oshoala scored her second goal of the tournament in the 23rd minute to open the floodgate, before defender Onome Ebi doubled Nigeria’s lead within 28 minutes of the encounter.

Throughout the game the Asians never really troubled the Nigerian defence and it was only a matter of time before the Falcons added another goal; this time it was Anam Imo – scorer of Nigeria’s winning goal in the 4-3 defeat of Slovakia, who got Nigeria’s third in the 74thminute to seal the victory.

Nigeria had opened her campaign in the annual tournament with a 1-4 loss to Austria, which was followed by a hard-fought victory over Slovakia and a narrow 1-0 loss to Belgium. Speaking at the end of the tournament, coach Thomas Dennerby said “We lost to Austria but we recovered well against Slovakia, and if we had put away the chances we had after scoring our third goal, there would have been no way for them to equalize. A good thing that we won in the end.

“I am happy that we were able to come here and participate in this tournament. The lessons are good for the team, just like we also learnt a lot at the tournament in China,” he added.

South Africa on the other hand recorded a third consecutive defeat at the tournament losing 3-0 to Finland to finish 10th in this year’s tournament.

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