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Super Falcons loses on penalties in the semifinal game

Super Falcons loses on penalties in the semifinal game

After defeating the Super Falcons of Nigeria on penalties, the Moroccan national women’s team advanced to the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations final for the first time ever. The stadium was filled to capacity with spectators, making it a tense contest for both teams.Nigeria took the lead after Uchenna Kanu scored the first goal in the 62nd minute, but Morocco drew even with Nigeria in the 66th.

After a VAR review in the 48th minute, Halimatu Ayinde received a red card and was dismissed, reducing the Nigeria Super Falcons team to ten players. After Ajibade received her second yellow card in the 70th minute, they were subsequently also down to nine players.

After a 90-minute encounter that finished in a 1-1 stalemate, they played an additional 30-minute session, which also saw no goals scored by either team. A penalty shootout was required to decide the semifinal match’s winner, and the Moroccan side won it 5–4 in the end.

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According to the FIFA rankings, Morocco is ranked eighth in Africa and 77th in the globe, while the Super Falcons are ranked first in Africa and 39th overall. On Monday, South African Bayana Bayana qualified for the WAFCON final.

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