The Lionesses of Morocco have made it to the finals of the 2022 WAFCON with a 5-4 penalty win over Super Falcons of Nigeria after a 1-1 regulation time draw, MySportDab reports
The first half kicked off with the Super Falcons taking charge of the game.
Despite a sea of heads who turned out in large numbers to steer the host to victory, the Super Falcons were comfortably dominating the game.
The Moroccan ladies relied heavily on counterattacks to make a breakthrough in the game.
Series spectacular set pieces by the host could not be converted.
The Super Falcons still maintained dominance in the game but creating clear-cut chances eluded the defending champions.
The match continued with Nigerian ladies showing dangerous moves when on the attack.
All efforts and attempts to score was futile as they failed to get a goal against their less brilliant hosts.
The first half ended in a barren draw, with both sides heading into the break without a goal.
It was a dramatic first half for the defending Champions as they increased their attack on the host’s defence.
Energised with a great number of fans, the Moroccan ladies continued to hold them to bare.
The Super Falcons were reduced to 10 players in the 48th minute, with Ayinde receiving a red card.
Despite being reduced to 10 men, the Nigerian ladies out a great display and still maintained control of the game.
The deadlock was broken in the 62nd minute as Kanu put the defending champions in front.
The Moroccans capitalised on the reduced number of the Super Falcons to launch and attack which resulted in a 66th-minute equaliser courtesy of Mssoudy’s strike.
Another nemesis visited the Nigerian side with Ajibade being recarded in the 70th-minute.
The Super Falcons were under intense pressure from the hosts with only 9 men.
They held on to the game making it end in a 1-1 draw pushing the match to extra time.
The Super Falcons were able to contained a high-pressure Moroccan side through both out the extra time.
The Lionesses created enough chances were unable to convert them.
The game went into penalties with the Super Falcons losing 5-4 to the hosts after Onumonu missed her spot kick.