–in All African Games qualifier for women’s football
Nigeria’s women football national team, the Super Falcons, were forced to a 1-1 draw by their Malian counterparts in a final round, first leg qualifying match for the Women’s Football Tournament of the 11th All-Africa Games, played in Bamako on Saturday.
Midfielder Ngozi Okobi put the African champions ahead and although the Falcons created plenty of goal-scoring chances, they could not increase the tally.
Instead, a mistake by goalkeeper Ibubeleye Whyte allowed the Malians an equalizer at the Stade Modibbo Keita.
The return leg will take place at the National Stadium, Abuja on Sunday, April 5.
Nigeria’s delegation is expected back in the country on Monday morning.