Falconets Beat Uganda to Reach Final of African Games

Falconets Beat Uganda to Reach Final of African Games

Two second-half goals from Adaobi Okah and Chiamaka Okuchukwu guided the Falconets of Nigeria to victory against the Crested Cranes of Uganda in the women’s football event of the African Games.

As the defending champions, this will mark Nigeria’s fourth final appearance in six editions since women’s football was introduced to the African Games in 2003 in Abuja.

Nigeria will now take on either hosts Ghana or Senegal in the Gold medal match.

After a goalless first half, the African Games defending champions left it late before they went past the Ugandans.

Substitute Okah Adaobi broke the deadlock in the 74th minute, before another sub, Chiamaka Okwuchukwu, doubled the advantage a minute to full time.

The East Africans put up a big fight, but in the end the class of the Nigerian girls came through.

The Flying Eagles failed to reach the semifinal of the men’s football event of the African Games after they lost 3-2 to Senegal in a final group game.

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