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[AWC] Minute By Minute: Nigeria Vs Zambia

[AWC] Minute By Minute: Nigeria Vs Zambia

1-Nigeria kick off. Few seconds later, win a freekick.
2-GOAL! Ngozi Okobi scores from close range after Ebere’s freekick
4- Oparanozie fouled. GOAL! Osinachi Ohale scores with a header from the freekick
9-The Falcons build momentum from a throw-in but concede possession.
10- The Zambians first shot on target. The Zambians have a player, Susan Banda receiving treatment from their medics
12- The game re-starts after a brief lull. Oparanozie still enjoys possession
13- Ebere’s cross looked dangerous but the ball is cleared. However the Falcons win a freekick
14- Oparanozie could not connect with Oshoala’s right wing cross. The chance lost
20- Ngozi Ebere loses the ball, goal kick. She was expecting a corner. Zambia win a freekick almost immediately. Nigeria’s Onyinyechi Ohaduga the culprit. The effort is poor
23- Nigeria produce the loveliest move of the match so far. Asisat Oshoala fires a low shot after a good flick on from Oparanozie
25- Falcons win a penalty from a handball in the penalty box. Oparanozie scores from the spot kick! Zambia 0-3 Nigeria.
26- Oparanozie hits a long range shot.
27- Oshoala wins a freekick C.R Zulu yellow-carded for that.
28-Oshoala denied again by Zambian keeper, Nali. She should have crossed anyway. Moments later Oshoala’s shot blocked again
29- Ngozi Ebere unleashes a powerful left-footed shot but the ball is tipped over by Nali
32- Kabange Mukoko misses a sitter after a sloppy defending from the Nigerians
33- Nigeria’s freekick
34- Oshoala flagged offside
35- Esther Sunday fouled by Zambian right back Grace Zulu, her second of the AWC. Ebere’s freekick is caught easily by Nali in Zambian goal
37- Kabange fouls Osinachi Ohale who defends superbly. Zambia have now committed 10 fouls and Nigeria 11
38- Grace Zulu receives her marching order for a foul on Oparanozie. She is yellow-carded, her second of the game. Oparanozie goes out of the pitch for treatment
42- Oshoala fouled by Musonda
44- The Super Falcons have a succession of chances to score another goal but Zambia defend stoutly
45 (+2)- 1st half comes an end.
HT: Zambia 0- 3 Nigeria
45- Zambia kick off the 2nd half. The Falcons gain possession without fuss from the Zambians.
46- Throw-in to Nigeria but lose the ball as they bear down on the Zambian goal. Goal kick.
48- Asisat Oshoala denied once again by Zambian keeper, Nali but her innocuous shot injures Nali who receives treatment. Game restarts
52- Asisat Ayinde flagged offside. Nigeria offside four times now, Zambia not in the stats there
53- Kubanda, one of Zambia’s best players in the game out to receive treatment
55- Onyinyechi Ohadugba unleashes a powerful shot from the midfield
56- Mukwasa in, Banda out (Zambian substitution)
57- Oparanozie wins a corner for Nigeria. Ayinde’s shot way too wide
58- Esther Sunday out, Francesca Ordega in (Nigeria substitution)
60- Ayinde gives a great pass to Ordega but her cross into the Zambian box has been dealt with
61- Ngozi Ebere inexplicably deemed to have committed a foul when she is about to cross into the box
63- Oshoala’s glancing header out of target. Meanwhile Perpetua Nkwocha replaces Ngozi Okobi
65- GOAL! Oshoala scores from a corner, nodding home after four attempts earlier. Nigeria four goals up, Zambia nil.
71- Oshoala commits her sixth foul of the game. Onome Ebi is replaced by Helen Njoku
72- Francesca Ordega wins a freekick
Fans are gradually filling up hitherto empty seats
75- Oparanozie’s fine cross eludes Oshoala who aimed to convert with an exquisite finish.
78- Ayinde’s defence splitting pass wasted by Oshoala
79- Mwakapila out, C. Howes in (Zambia substitution)
81- GOAL! Oparanozie latches to a fine pass and pokes the ball home beyond the reach of an advancing Nali. Zambia 0- Nigeria 5.
83- Zambia change keepers. Nali out, Katamanda in. Nali is injured
84- Perpetua Nkwocha makes it 6-0 with a fantastic placed shot to the left of Zambian goal. Nigeria 6-0.
88 – Freekicks to Zambia in quick succession.
90 (+4)- Four minutes added after reguulation time
90(+3) – Oparanozie wins a freekick for Nigeria. Its taken but that was the last action of the game.

The Super Falcons have qualified for the semi finals of the Africa Women Championship. What is your impression about the team’s game after their 6-0 defeat of Zambia?

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