In a mouth watering encounter, the Lagos based male team Dominion Hotspur defeated the Super Falcon in a friendly match arranged for their preparation for the African Women Cup of Nations Ghana 2018.
Head Coach Thomas Dennerby started with a strong side such as: Tochukwu Oluehi, Serah Nnodim, Glory Ogbonna, Halimat Ayinde, Ohale Osinachi, Chikwunonye Josephine, Alice Ogebe, Osas Igbinovia, Orji Ebere, Amarachi Okoronkwo and Chinwendu Ihezuo.
The ladies started on a bright note by scoring first in the 17 minutes of the first half from the legs of Amarachi Okonkwo. The visitor were caught ball watching as Amarachi fires the Super Falcons in front from distance.
The game went on with the Falcons leading till leate when Etim Junior Friday’s late brace helped the Lagos based boys fightback to earn a first half lead despite Amarachi Okonkwo 17th minute opener. The game ended in the first half 1-2 in favour of the visiting Lagos Based Male club Dominion Hotspur.
The Falcons’ Coach Dennerby rejigs his side for the second half as he hopes for a fightback against Dominion Hotspur with a new and more experience side such: Christy Ohiaeriaku – GK, Faith Ikidi, Chidinma Okeke, Glory Ogbonna, Peace Efih, Nneka Julius, Chinaza Uchendu, Rita Chikwelu, Ngozi Okobi, Ogonna Chukwudi.
55′ minutes in to the second half, Kolawole Bashir made it so tough for the Super Falcons with the third goal for the boys as they extend their obvious dominance over our girls 1-3 in favour of Dominion Hotspur.
75′ minutes went when Thomas Dennerby made several changes into the Super Falcons team by bringing Rasheedat Ajibade, Anam Imo, Chioma Nwogu, Christy Adule to replace Nneka Julius, Chinaza Uchendu, Ngozi Okobi and Ogonna Chukwudi.
Five minutes to the end of the game, Super Falcons Sub Chioma Wogu pulls one back at exactly 85′ Minutes to reduce lead from the visitors to 2-3.
The game ended with the Visitors Dominion Hotspur smiling away with a victory over the Super Falcons Rita Chikwelu lead side. The game was truely a good test drive for the team to learn from and the visitors made it really a worthwhile experience for the girls and a learning curve for the coaching crew. The team admits though lost 3-2, we learned a lot of lessons and gained more mental toughness from the game, a narrow defeat to Dominion Hotspur with lot of positives for us.
The Coaching crew and Players really appreciate the NFF for arranging the friendly, and also plenty kudos to the visiting team, Dominion Hotspur for providing us such a tough challenge.
The former Super Falcons Striker Perpetua Nkwoch is a global icon and a learning curve for the current attacking legs of the Super Falcons. Perpetua was named CAF Player in 2004, 2005, 2010 & 2011. As a player, she participated in 8 editions of CAF African Women Cup Of Nation winning 6 titles: 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2014.
Super Falcons Friendly with Dominion Hotspur in Lagos.