Super Falcons humbled by the Australians Ladies
The Super Falcons on Friday night were handed a major blow in their chances of qualifying from Group B of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup after losing 2-0 to Australia.
The Nigerian girls started on a promising note but they conceded the first goal after a move broke down in midfield. The Aussies scored through a counter, Kyah Simon profiting from sloppy Nigerian defending.
Kyah Simon scored another goal to make it 2-0, poor Nigerian defending yet again costing them the back-breaking goal that could see their exit from the tournament.
The Falcons thought they had played the Aussies offside but Simon on a half volley smashed the ball home with goalkeeper Precious Dede left without a defender in sight.
Four minutes was added after regulation time but inexplicably the final whistle from referee Stephanie Frappart of France sounded after a minute of added time played much to the bemusement of coach Edwin Okon.
Nigeria will play title favourites USA in their last group game.