Olympic champions Canada defeat Super Falcons in Vancouver friendly
The Super Falcons of Nigeria were outclassed by Oympic champions Canada as they fell to a 2-0 defeat in a friendly played in Vancouver.
Both teams are billed to face each other twice in four days, and the first, played in the early hours of Saturday, saw Canada dominate proceedings.
Second half goals from Jessie Fleming and Vanessa Gilles sealed victory for the hosts after the Falcons held on throughout the first half.
Both teams will meet again on Tuesday, 12th April at 3:30am Nigerian time, in Victoria.
Falcons goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie made key first-half saves that kept the scoreline at 0-0 for a long time.
Falcons defender Ashleigh Plumptre of Leicester City was also in action and she prevented the Falcons from going Behind with one good clearance.
Rasheedat Ajibade made efforts up front but Canada’s keeper Stephanie Labbe was good in her position to keep the goals away.
Substitute keeper Tochukwu Oluehi also made brilliant saves to deny Canada a third goal in the encounter.
The friendlies are part of preparations for the Falcons ahead of the 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations billed to hold in Morocco in July.
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