Super Falcons of Nigeria Top 10 Greatest Matches of All Time
Here is a list of the top 10 most memorable Super Falcons games of all time:
10 Nigeria vs South Korea (2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup)
In the 2019 World Cup held in France, Nigeria needed to win against South Korea to have a chance of qualifying for the second round, which they had not done for more than 2 Cups of the world.
An own goal from Kim do-yeon and a goal from Asisat Oshoala saw Nigeria win 2-0 against the Koreans and boost their chances of qualification.
Although Nigeria lost both games to Norway and France, they were able to qualify for the Round of 16 as the best third team.
9 Nigeria vs Canada (2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup)
Grouped alongside France, Germany and Canada at the 2011 World Cup, Nigeria had an uphill battle against some of the best teams in the world, and it’s no surprise that they lost the two games against France and Germany.
However, while many might have expected the Falcons to finish last in the group, they stunned the world by beating Canada, 1-0, with legendary striker Perpetua Nkwocha’s 73rd-minute winning goal. .
8 Nigeria vs Sweden (2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup)
Grouped alongside Sweden, Australia and the United States of America, the Super Falcons did not have a very good chance of qualifying for the second round of the 2015 World Cup. he opening of the tournament saw Nigeria stun the world with a powerful display.
The first group game was again Sweden. Sweden took the lead with an own goal from Desire Oparanozie and then doubled their lead.
However, the Super Falcons will not be left behind as two goals from Ngozi Okobi and Oshoala within 5 minutes put Nigeria level at 2-2.
The lead didn’t last long as Sweden made it 3-2. But a late Francisca Ordega goal put Nigeria through 3-3 and a point. This is the only point Nigeria got in the 2015 World Cup.
7 Nigeria vs Niger Republic (2019 WAFU)
At the WAFU Women’s Tournament, Nigeria’s Super Falcons recorded their biggest win ever, beating Niger Republic, 15-0 to seal an absolutely remarkable feat.
Five (5) of the goals were scored by Uchenna Kanu, Cynthia Aku and Rofiat Sule both having their names on the scoresheet with a brace each. Chioma Wogu, Glory Ogbonna, Chidinma Okeke, Alice Ogebe and Joy Bokiri all scored one goal each. Outstanding.
6 Nigeria v Equatorial Guinea (WAFCON 2018)
After losing the opening match of the 2018 CAF Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) against South Africa, it was questioned whether the Super Falcons would even be able to defend their title.
However, they bounced back with a 4-0 win over Zambia and had to secure a good win over Equatorial Guinea, and they did.
Goals from Ordega, Oparanozie and Chikwelu and a first-half hat-trick from Oshoala saw the Super Falcons beat their opponents 6-0 to advance to the semi-finals of the tournament. Still dominant.
5 Nigeria vs Zambia (WAFCON 2018)
In the group stages of WAFCON 2018, Nigeria were scheduled to play Zambia, and for many, Nigeria were the clear favourites. It was easy to see why, a team with the firepower of Oshoala and Oparanozie up front would definitely get goals, and it did.
The match ended 6-0, with Oparanozie scoring a brace. A goal each from Okobi in the 2nd minute, Ohale in the 6th, Oshoala in the 64th and Nkwocha in the 84th to complete the rout.
4 Nigeria vs Japan (2004 Athens Olympics)
At the Athens Olympics in 2004, Nigeria won their first and only Olympics victory.
A single goal from Vera Okolo in the 55th minute to see Nigeria emerge 1-0 winners and also advance to the next round of the tournament.
3 Nigeria v Cameroon (WAFCON 2014)
The Nigeria Super Falcons had come through the WAFCON 2014 railway every team in sight. It was little to no surprise when they qualified for the final of the 2014 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations. They did, however, have to defeat their biggest rivals, Cameroon.
Although hard fought, the Super Falcons showed their class to explain why they are one of the biggest and greatest teams in Africa, crushing their opponents 2-0 and sealing another WAFCON trophy.
2 Nigeria vs Mali (WAFCON 2016)
At this point in the decade, Oshoala was not only earning the limelight, but she was as deadly as can be, and she showed it in this match in particular. Few would have expected Mali to get anything out of the game, because that’s how strong Nigeria were.
Ordega opened the scoring in the 21st minute, before Asisat Oshoala went wild scoring in the 40th, 63rd, 69th and 78th minutes of the match, and a U. Sunday penalty in the 48th minute to seal the 6-0 victory .
1 Nigeria vs Cameroon (WAFCON final 2016)
After beating Cameroon at WAFCON 2014 in Namibia, the Super Falcons came up against them again in somewhat hostile territory as the match was being played in Cameroon.
However, the Super Falcons showed they would not back down in the face of adversity, as they slashed their opponents in their own backyard with an 86th-minute winner from forward Desire Oparanozie, to claim the title again. Nigeria title and defend it.