US Summer Series: Super Falcons Arrive Austin To Face World Champion, USA

US Summer Series: Super Falcons Arrive Austin To Face World Champion, USA

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By Amaechi Agbo

Nigeria’s Super Falcons Monday afternoon arrived Austin, in the United States of America, USA where they will face World Number 1, the USA female team in the last match of the 2021 US Summer Series

The Coach Randy Waldrum led ladies have thus far played two matches in the four-nation tournament without a win.

On Thursday they lost 1-0 to Reggae Girls of Jamaica and came from 2-0 down on Monday morning to earn a 3-3 draw against Portugal

The Super Falcons held Portugal to a 3-3 draw in a thrilling contest at the BBVA Stadium, Houston Texas,USA.

Skipper Asisat Oshoala, Onome Ebi, Michelle Alozie and Ifeoma Onumonu replaced Tosin Demehin, Salome Zogg, Vivian Ikechukwu and Roosa Ariyo as head coach Waldrum made four changes to the side that lost 1-0 to Jamaica.

Chidinma Okeke turned the ball into her net on 22 minutes to hand Portugal the lead in the game.

Carole Costa doubled Portugal’s lead from a free-kick in the 34th minute.

Alozie pulled a goal back for the Super Falcons just a minute to halftime for Portugal to lead 2-1 at the interval.

Nigeria made two substitutions after the break with Zogg and Glory Ogbonna replacing Amarachi Okonkwo and Onumonu.

Telma Encarnação restored Portugal’s two-goal lead four minutes after the break.

Oshoala then reduced the deficit for Nigeria before Rasheedat Ajibade equalised deep into stoppage time.

The Super Falcons will face hosts United States of America in their final game of the invitational tourney on Thursday.

The Randy Waldrum-led ladies will roundup their activities with last match against four-time world champions and host, USA ladies on Thursday, June 17, 2021.

The last match will hold at the Q2 Stadium, Austin, Texas by 2am Nigeria Time.

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