WAFCON: South Africa’s Banyana beat Super Falcons

South Africa’s Banyana Banyana grabbed a 2-1 win over Nigeria in their opening group match of the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations on Monday in Rabat, Morocco.

The game looked like it was all going to be balanced and end in a draw after ninety minutes but the South Africans took over in the second half as Seoposenwe opened the scoring after a sloppy defending by a much older Nigerian side.

The cheers and back-slapping on the Banyana bench had hardly died down when, after nifty exchange of passes in the middle, Michelle Alozie was beaten with a long ball on the Nigeria right and Hildah Magaia shot past onrushing Tochukwu Oluehi.

The Super Falcons looked rejuvenated after Francisca Ordega and Uchenna Kanu came into the fray for Asisat Oshoala and Ifeoma Onumonu respectively. Two minutes into added time, Rasheedat Ajibade reduced the deficit when she found the ball at her feet in the box after good work and pass by captain Onome Ebi but it was just too late.