Njoku concedes a throw-in. A foul is committed by Okobi.
2- First throw-in for Nigeria
4- Oparanozie starts a move that is cut out by the Baya Bayana
5- Asisat Oshoala wins a freekick for Nigeria. Ebere’s left footed effort results to Nigeria corner. The Falcons win another corner. Its a short one but the Falcons’ long range shot by Nwabuoku off target
7- Ngozi Okobi is down, receiving treatment from the medical staff
8- Nigeria’s defence clear their lines. Okobi rejoins the action. Meanwhile a deft flick from Modise of South Africa saved by Ebubeleye Whyte
10- Francesca Ordega handles the ball as she is about to pull the trigger
11- Oparanozie runs to the edge of the South African box and crosses the ball. There is mix-up in the Bayana backline but ball is cleared
12- Keeper Mdayaweni punches away a deceptive header from her defender
14- Ugo Njoku’s cross shot ends up at the top of the net after Oshoala’s shot was initially blocked
15- Oshoala flagged offside. The Falcons defence are under pressure from the South African strikers but ball kicked out for a throw-in
17- Francesca Ordega with Nigeria’s chance but the South Africa keeper reads the situation well, saves
18- the SA keeper makes herself big again and saves from Oshoala’s one-on-one confrontation
20- Freekick for SA. Nwabuoku handled the ball. Whyte arranges her wall
21- The SA freekick by Modise was fierce. Goes off target by some inches.
22- Josephine Chukwunonye fouled. 22 minutes have been played so far. Ayinde’s cross is too tame
24- Nigeria gets a throw-in. A succession of headers not a problem for SA keeper. 5 fouls against Nigeria now, 4 against SA
25- Nwabuoku breaks a South African move.
26- Oparanozie’s shot saved
27- captain Nwabuoku is down injured, she seems hurt with a South African player’s hand in her eyes.
29- Francesca Ordega wins a Nigerian corner. Mndaweni’s clearance is poor
30- Francesca Ordega could not generate the power to direct her header from Ebere’s promising cross
33- Ebere runs into a South African brickwall. She should crossed the ball earlier.
34- South Africa striker Dlamini gets the better of Ebere on the left flank but she soon loses the ball and concedes a freekick
35- Oshoala concedes a freekick
37- GOAL! Asisat Oshoala runs into the box, beats her marker but luckily the ball deflects off South African midfielder Van Wyk.
40- Ngozi Okobi’s darting run is dealt with the South African defence
41- Van Wyk (captain) gets a yellow card for a foul on Oparanozie. SA clear their lines from the freekick
42- Ngozi Okobi controls the ball brilliantly but her shot is disappointing
43- Nwabuoku commits a foul. Her boot was too high, dangerous. South African freekick. Whyte makes an unconvincing, reflex save with her knees but her defenders save her
44- GOAL!! Asisat Oshoala scores her second goal of the game. She chips the ball beyond the reach of the South African keeper who was off her lines, from a long range. Her third shot of the game.
The Nigerians committed nine fouls, SA six. The Falcons were flagged offside twice, none by South Africa
HT: Nigeria 2-0 South Africa
45- Nigeria kick off. A great combination by Ngozi Okobi and Halimat Ayinde thwarted.
46- Desire Oparanozie miscues her shot. South Africa meanwhile waste a chance few seconds later
48- Ugo Njoku concedes a freekick. Portia Modise produces a lovely scorpion pass given to Jane but the Falcons deal with it.
49- Nigeria’s duo of Ordega and Oshoala go on a counter attack but Oshoala loses the ball
50- Nigerian throw-in. The Falcons pass the ball around with a patient build-up. The South Africans enjoy a moment of possession but quickly lose it
52- Okobi loses the ball rather clumsily. Modise is flagged offside
53- SA substitution. Sandra Mollo (14) comes in for Nyandeni (18)
54- Ordega fouled
55- Rita Nwabuoku’s shot is tipped over for a corner by Mndaweni.
56- Ugo Njoku gets a yellow card for a foul. Onome Ebi’s clearance leads to South African corner. Two South Africans go for the ball, but Falcons get a goal kick.
58- Concern for Nigeria. Francesca Ordega is down with a muscle problem. She is receiving treatment. It looks serious. Two Nigerian players are warming up on the touchline
62- Francesca Ordega substituted by Esther Sunday
64- Sunday handles the ball. Freekick to South Africa.
64- Sunday loses the ball but throw-in for the Falcons. Dlu Dlu kicks away the ball
65- Portia Modise’s shot is over the bar. Coach Edwin Okon has words for his Nigerian players. Njoku concedes a corner. The ball is cleared off the line by Ebere off a header
67- Ebere’s effort off Jane’s cross is counted as a goal! Controversial decision by the officials
70- Modise is offside. Wyk stops Oshoala from causing any damage. Goal kick.
71- Sunday blasts the ball away after Oparanozie’s driving run which was dealt with. Oshoala is receiving treatment
73- Ebere cuts out a danger but South Africa’s corner goes out of play. Goal kick for Nigeria.
75- South Africa enjoy good possession but the cutting edge to punish Nigeria was lacking
76- Ngozi Okobi is substituted by Pepertua Nkwocha.
78- Gytalna comes in for Jane
79- SA left back Vilakazi, plays the ball out of touch
80- Nkwocha’s shot do not trouble the Bayana Bayana defence. The South Africans look for a freekick but not given
82- Oshoala’s solo run and resultant cross not utilised by her teammates.
83- Whyte claims the ball from a cross
83- Sandra Mollo is flagged offside. Reprieve for the Super Falcons.
84- Asisat Oshoala is substituted by Ohadugha
85- Oparanozie inexplicably deemed to have fouled her marker.
89- The Falcons lose the ball. Goal kick for SA. The momentum they had lost.
90- Esther Sunday’s shot on the near post punched out for a corner. Three minutes added.
90(+3)- The referee ends the game. Nigeria 2-0 South Africa.
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