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African Games: Falconets reach semi-final as Flying Eagles grab first win

The Falconets of Nigeria defeated Senegal 4-0 in their second game at the women’s football event of the ongoing 2024 African Games in Ghana.

The team scored three second-half goals to emphasise their superiority over the Senegalese at the Cape Coast Stadium on Monday.

The victory ensured the Falconets booked a place in the competition’s semi-final. The team defeated Morocco 2-0 in their first game last week.

Loveth Edeh scored Nigeria’s first goal against Senegal in the 13th minute. Motunrayo Ezekiel doubled the lead in the second half with a poacher’s finish.

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Senegal’s Aiche Kalas scored an own goal to extend Nigeria’s lead, and Chioma Olise wrapped up the onslaught in the 81st minute.

In the men’s football event, the Flying Eagles of Nigeria bounced back from their first-game defeat to Uganda and edged past South Sudan by a lone goal.

The team had suffered a disappointing 2-1 loss to Uganda in their first game on Friday. But the team did enough to get past South Sudan on Monday.

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Sadiq Isiyaka’s second-half penalty was the difference between the two sides.

Nigeria face Senegal in their final group game on Friday. They will hope for a positive result to advance into the competition’s semi-final.

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