Tokyo 2020: Underwhelming Super Falcons Eliminated By Cote D'ivoire

Super Falcons of Nigeria welcome Cote D'ivoire for a place in Tokyo 2020 Olympic games inside the Soccer Temple, Agege Stadium Lagos.

After a goalless first leg, there was all to play for as both teams are much in the race for a final round ticket.

The impressive Ivorians drew the first blood when Kapho Nina hands the visitors a shock lead as her fine free kick beat goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie after 12 minutes.

Unimpressive Falcons got back into the clash when skipper, Asisat Oshoala put the ball behind onrushing Cote D'ivoire goalkeeper just four minutes after the half hour mark.

The African Champions have their hearts in their mouths and had Rivers Angels custodian, Chiamaka Nnadozie to thank for keeping the scoreline levelled with numerous saves.
But the Christopher Danjuma tutored girls couldn't find the breakthrough and the most successful African female National team won't represent the black continent in Japan courtesy of away goal rule.

Recall that they also failed to qualify for the last two editions in England and Brazil respectively.

By Olamide Oyetunji

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