Half-Time Report: Oparanozie, Oshoala fires Falcons into interval lead

Super Falcons of Nigeria have taken a comfortable 2-0 lead into half time of their African Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) qualification second leg match against Gambia.

The Falcons took a slim 1-0 first leg win into the return leg at the Agege Stadium.

Nigeria quickly stamped their feet from the blast of the whistle.

They got rewarded when Francisca Ordega was brought down in the box as early as the 2nd minute.

En Avant Guingamp forward Desire Oparanozie stepped forward to convert the spot kick.

It was Asisat Oshoala who was proving to be Nigeria’s main threat as she tucked the ball to the net but saw her effort chalked off for offside.

Thomas Dennerby’s wards created clear-cut chances to double the lead as the opening quarter of the match passed by.

First leg match winner, Okoronkwo Amarachi then fired a thunderous strike which hit the woodwork at the half hour.

Reigning African footballer of the Year, Oshoala ghosted past her marker but poked the ball wide of the post.

It was the hosts who bagged the game’s second goal.

Oshoala was the woman who netted in an excellent manner.

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