The much anticipated Aisha Buhari Cup kicked off at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Onikan, Lagos State on Wednesday at exactly 4pm.
The game started with both sides posing attacking threats but the visiting Female Eagles matched the Super Falcons in every department, as the first half ended in stalemate.
Coach Randy Waldrum made four changes to his side from the dressing room with Oparanozie, Okobi, Bokiri and Alozie making way for Ikidi, Otu, Kanu and Okorokwo.
The Les Aiglonnes goalkeeper, Fatoumata Karenta made some great saves to keep her side’s hope alive after saving Oshoala’s and Kanu’s threat.
Coming off from bench to rescue the day, Monday Gift replaced Ordega in the 77th minute and not long after made a significant impact. In the air like a true falcon, Monday meet a cross by Asisat Oshoala in the 83rd minute and nod in a powerful lead for the hosts.
On the brink of full time, the two combined again this time, it was Oshoala who headed to Monday who eventually lobbed the ball over Karenta to seal the win for falcons and put a stop to the goalkeeper’s great momentum.
The tournament continues tomorrow Thursday 16th September, 2021 with Cameroon and Morocco locking it out against each other at the Mobolaji Johnson Stadium Onikan by 4pm