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Super Falcons end tourney with loss to USA

The Super Falcons of Nigeria ended their adventure with a 2-0 loss to the U.S. Women’s National Team at the 2021 WNT Summer Series in the United States of America.

The Falcons surprisingly lost 1-0 to Jamaica in the tournament’s opening match, but redeemed themselves with a 3-3 draw against Portugal, thanks to a stoppage-time goal by Rasheedat Ajibade. They have now lost the last game to the hosts.

The African champions have faced the USWNT six times before now, and they lost all, and the coach, Randy Waldrum was optimistic his team will end the poor run, but the Americans were too hot to handle, and they ran away with a 2-0 win.

The Americans started to mount pressure from the git-go, and they were all over the Falcons, and their dominance paid off with a goal in first-half stoppage time through Christen Press, from a Carli Lloyd assist.

The second half continued where the first half ended with lots of pressure from the U.S. Women’s National Team but failed to convert their chances. Just like the first half, they got the second goal in stoppage time through Lynn Williams, as Press provided the assist this time.

It was not the kind of outing expected from the Super Falcons, picking just one point from a possible nine. They will now shift focus to their Africa Women Cup of Nations qualifiers against Ghana.

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