Super Falcons beat Slovakia 4-3 in Cyprus tournament

Reigning African champions, the Super Falcons of Nigeria defeated Slovakia 4-3 in their second Group C game at the Cyprus Invitational Tournament on Friday, reports Completesports.com.

Thomas Dennerby’s ladies fell to a 4-1 defeat to Austria in their first game in the competition on Wednesday.

Dennerby made seven changes to the side that lost to the Austrians and named Barcelona Ladies star, Asisat Oshoala, among the substitutes.

Petite midfielder Rita Chikwelu gave the Falcons the lead in the eighth minutes.

The West Africans continued their dominance afterwards and got the second goal through centre-back Osinachi Ohale in the 28th minute.

Chikwelu added the third 10 minutes later.

The talented midfielder was denied the chance of registering a hat-trick when her fine strike was chalked off for offside in the 56th minute.

Slovakia pulled one back through Jana Vojteková in the 61st minute.

Lucia Haršanyová further reduced the deficit when she scored from the spot in the 72nd minute.

The Europeans completed their comeback when Haršanyová scored from another penalty four minutes later.

Substitute Anam Imo scored the winning goal for Nigeria eight minutes from time after she was teed up by Oshoala.

The Super Falcons will face Belgium in their next game in the competition on Sunday.

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