Nigeria’s Super Falcons defeated Ghana’s Black Queens to advance to the last round of the qualification series for next year’s Women Africa Cup of Nations, which will be hosted by Morocco.
Despite losing by a solitary goal in Accra on Sunday evening, the nine-time African champions came out on top 2-1 on aggregate.
After Ghana’s captain Portia Boakye was removed for a second bookable offense, and Nigeria’s left-back Glory Ogbonna was sent off by Ivorian referee Zomadre Sonia Kore minutes later, both teams were reduced to ten players.
Ghana’s goal was scored by Princella Adubea midway through the second half, with the Super Falcons demanding adherence to the fair play ethic.
Asisat Oshoala, the team captain, squandered a chance to tie the game. The Black Queens tried multiple times but were unable to get the goal that would have tied the game and forced a penalty shootout at the Accra Sports Stadium.
In February 2022, the Falcons will compete in the final round against the Lady Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire.