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Ayomikun Elemikan

Nigeria’s Super Falcons will slug it out against host nation Morocco in the semi final of the ongoing Women Africa Cup of Nations WAFCON 2022 later tonight, Sportivation.com.ng reports.

The Atlas Lionesses will be seeking to end the continental dominance of nine-time winners Nigeria.

The Nigerian team are seeking to win a tenth continental title in only the 12th edition and took a giant step towards achieving that with a narrow but deserved 1-0 win over Cameroon.

Morocco, jeered by their massive home supporters, were able to beat debutants Botswana 2-1 to reach the last four.

 

PREVIEW

Super Falcons Going For Ten

Following a slow start to the competition, the Super Falcons have picked themselves up by winning three consecutive matches without conceding.

Randy Waldrum’s charges lost 2-1 to South Africa in their opening encounter.

After the game, news filtered in that the West African side lost top striker, Barcelona’s Asisat Oshoala to injury, and will be unavailable for the remainder of the tournament.

Nigeria bounced back to beat Botswana and Burundi 2-0 and 4-0 respectively to secure passage to the knockout.

Rasheedat Ajibade scored two goals in the group stages and scored the only goal in the quarter final match against the Indomitable Lionesses.

Incredible Run For Hosts

Reynald Pedros should be commended for overseeing a brilliant Morrocan side that have featured some of the best wing players so far in the tournament.

The team have also been boosted by the home support in North Africa and have reached their first WAFCON semifinal.

Morocco won all three of their group stage fixtures to claim nine maximum points and edged out Botswana in the quarter finals.

The host nation have won four in four matches and scored seven goals, while conceding two so far.

They will now look to book a final slot on the first attempt at this stage.

Head-to-head

Nigeria and Morocco have never met at any of the previous editions of the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations.

Although in terms of performance, Morroco look better with four wins so far. Nigeria boast of three wins in four games so far.

Players to Watch Out For

Pedros will be counting on captain Ghiziane Chebbak who is the joint top scorer of the competition with three goals.

The Nigerian side should also be wary of the speed and dribbling ability of Morocco’s wide forward Fatima Tagnaout (nicknamed “Mad Fire”).

Meanwhile, Nigerian fans will be expecting Atlético Madrid forward Rasheedat Ajibade to continue her brilliant performances for the Super Falcons.

Ajibade has scored three goals and created two assists in four outings and is the joint top scorer alongside Chebbak.

The match will kick off at exactly 9pm Nigeria time. Venue of the match is the Prince Moulay Abdullah Stadium, Rabat.

 

Where To Watch:

Supersport

NFF TV

Time: 9 pm Nigerian time

 

 

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