BENIN CITY – The Super Falcons drew against Portugal in their second game of the 2021 WNT Summer Series in Houston, Texas, USA in the early hours of Monday morning in Nigeria.
1. The Super Falcons improved in the second halfThe performance of the Super Falcons massively improved in the second half as they noticeably harried the Europeans into making mistakes.
The African champions seemed to shake off the initial nerves and that led to the all important third goal scored by Rasheedat Ajibade.
2. Inspirational Oshoala. The captain of the team Asisat Oshoala only joined the team on the morning of the game but still had a good game.
Oshoala was not available for the 1-0 defeat to Jamaica but her presence galvanized her teammates and it is evident that she could have possibly scored had she payed against the Reggae Girlz.
3. United Falcons, Good Signs For The New GirlsThe way the Super Falcons celebrated their third goal against Portugal was great to witness.
The players were relieved to have nicked an equaliser and they formed a huddle momentarily to signify the unity that is in the team.
The camaraderie of the players is vital as there are new girls in the group that apparently need that atmosphere.
This sends positive vibes to other players of Nigerian descent in diaspora who may have been contemplating whether to represent Nigeria or not.