Super Falcons beat Romania 4-1

Super Falcons of Nigeria returned to winning ways after beating Romania 4-1 on Sunday. The match was played as a part of the four-nation invitational tournament in China, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports.

The World Cup bound African champions managed by Thomas Dennerby were thrashed 3-0 by China in their first game two days earlier.  

The Falcons attacked greatly  but found it difficult to break Romania’s defensive set up until a minute before half-time when Chiwendu Ihezuo hit the back of the net.

The Romanians equalised nine minutes before Nigeria defender Onome Ebi got on the scoresheet to make it 2-1 after 63 minutes.

On 68 minutes, Swedish-based midfielder Rita Chikwelu struck to put the game out of Romania’s reach. And it was not the end of the drift for the European as Brighton & Hove striker Ini Umotong scored seven minutes from time to make it 4-1.

Falcons Team:

Nigeria Starting XI: Nnadozie, Michael, Ohale, Ebi, Ogebe, Ajibade, Chikwelu, Ayinde, Ordega, Ihezuo, Imo

Substitutes: Oluehi, Ohiaerieku, Okoronkwo, Umotong, Emenayo, Okobi, Ogbonna, Chukwunonye, Uchendu