Dominant Canada Defeats Super Falcons In Friendly Game  

Olympic champions Canada defeated the Super Falcons 2-0, in the first of two-legged friendly game played in the early hours of Saturday.

Second half goals from Jessie Fleming and Vanessa Gilles, sealed Canada’s second ever win against the Falcons.

The game, which took place inside the BC Place stadium, Vancouver, saw Canada dominate most part of the game as they created more scoring opportunities.

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Both teams will meet again on Tuesday, 12th April at 3:30am Nigerian time, in Victoria.

Chiamaka Nnadozie was called into action as early as the fourth minute as she made successive saves.

In the 13th minute Nnadozie made another save as the Canadians threatened from a corner.

The Falcons were awarded a free-kick in the 22nd minute in a good position but failed to score from it.

In the 27th minute Falcons defender Ashleigh Plumptre prevented the Falcons from going Behind with a good clearance.

Just two minutes later Rasheedat Ajibade fired a long range shot which was parried away for a corner by Canada’s keeper Stephanie Labbe.

After a goalless first half, Canada broke the deadlock in the 50th minute through Jessie Fleming.

The hosts went in search of the second and almost doubled their lead on 62 minutes but were denied by Nnadozie who made multiple saves to keep the scoreline at 1-0.

Canada’s persistence in front of goal was rewarded as they got the second on 72 minutes through Vanessa Gilles.

With seven minutes left substitute keeper Tochukwu Oluehi was forced to a brilliant save to deny Canada a third.

In the 93rd minute Oluehi had to be at her best again to deny the Canadians a third with another good save.

The doubleheader friendly games are part of preparations for the Falcons ahead of this year’s women’s AFCON in Morocco billed for July.

By James Agberebi 

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