African Women’s Cup of Nations reigning champions, Super Falcons survived another match day at the ongoing women’s invitational, the Cyprus Women’s Cup, when they defeated Slovakia at the Antonis Papadoupolus Stadium, Larnaca on Friday, naijafootball reports.
Nigeria were first to get ahead with a clear three-goal advantage in the first period with a brace from Rita Chikwelu coming in the 7th and 38th minute while defender Osinachi Ohale scored in between.
However, despite the thrilling lead from the Falcons, the Slovakian ladies came back in the second half as the better side, which paid off as Jana Vojtekovic reduced the tally in the 67th minutes.
Nigeria conceded two penalties in the 73rd and 78th which were both converted by Lucia Harsanyova to restore parity and increased the pace of the keenly contested game.
Forward Ana Imo came to the rescue in the 82nd minute off an assist from Asisat Oshoala and her goal earned Super Falcons their first victory in the tournament.
The Super Falcons face Belgium on Monday in their last Group C match and a draw will see them move to the next round of the tournament.