Holders Nigeria Women’s team hammers Senegal

Edwin  - CEO March 12, 2024
Updated 2024/03/14 at 12:35 AM
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CAFonline reports that Nigerian women performed commandingly at the 13th edition of the African Games in Cape Coast on Monday, securing a convincing 4-0 win over Senegal. 


As it unfolds, anticipation mounts for a pivotal matchup in Group B of the women’s football competition at the Cape Coast Stadium.


The reigning champions, fresh off a resounding victory over Morocco, are gearing up to face Senegal. Both teams aim to secure their spot in the semi-finals.


With their resounding victory over Morocco in their first group match, Nigeria enters this encounter with momentum and determination to secure their spot in the semi-finals.


The match’s narrative is characterized by Nigeria’s dominance on the field, which resulted in a commanding 4-0 win.


The opening goal came from Loveth Njideka Edeh, setting the stage for Nigeria’s attacking prowess.


Following suit, Motunrayo Ezekiel added to Nigeria’s lead with a spectacular volley, showcasing the team’s skill and determination.


As the game progressed, an own goal by Senegal’s Aisha Kales further extended Nigeria’s lead, highlighting their dominance in the match.


The final blow came from Chioma Olise in the 82nd minute, capping off a remarkable performance with a well-executed goal.


Coach Chris Danjuma expressed his satisfaction with the team’s emphatic win, emphasizing their relentless pursuit of excellence.


He stated, “Our mentality coming into this game was to improve on the Morocco game by three times. We needed to keep going till it was beyond their reach.”


Danjuma’s ambition shines through as he sets his sights on the ultimate prize, expressing his desire to face Ghana in the final.


However, Senegal’s coach, Mbayang Thiam, acknowledges the challenges ahead following their heavy defeat against Nigeria.


Despite the setback, Thiam remains focused on refining her young team’s performance.


She noted, “We didn’t see this heavy defeat coming. The results don’t reflect the game.” Thiam emphasizes the need for improvements in defense and attack, highlighting the team’s youth and the mental impact of the referee’s decisions.


As the African Games’ women’s football competition unfolds, all eyes will be on Nigeria, which has demonstrated its desire to retain the title.


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