The Super Falcons on Sunday failed to win their first match in the ongoing Women’s Africa Cup of Nations Ghana as the defending champion lost by 1-0 to South Africa in their first match.
The Nigerian representatives could only take away a positive from their particular encounter that all is not lost in their quest to defend the title they have won eight times.
The match was a hard knot to loose for the energetic Falcons players as they could not record a single shot at goal in that particular encounter.
The deadlock was broken at the 85th minutes by Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jermaine Seoposenwe with a through ball.
The three yellow cards shown by the centre referee was given to the Super Falcons players. Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria) was shown the first yellow card for a bad foul in the first half at the 22nd minute.
The two other yellows cards were given to the duo Faith Ikidi in the 78th minute and Amarachi Okoronkwo at the 90th minute.
The two Falcons defenders secured the cards for bad fouls in the bid to soak the pressure from the South African attackers. The Falcons next match is on Wednesday afternoon against Zambia that has a tie against Equatorial Guinea for their first match.