4th September, 2022
By Ijeoma Okigbo
Nigeria’s Super Falcons on Saturday lost 0-4 to world champions the U.S. in the opening game of their two-match tour.
The Falcons missed the services of midfielders Ngozi Okobi-Okoeghene and Halimatu Ayinde, as well as captain Onome Ebi.
However, some national under-20 team players were invited to join the squad. But this was not enough to avoid a defeat at the Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Missouri.
The home team went ahead in the 14th minute, with compatriot Lindsay Horan doubling the lead 25 minutes later.
Smith scored another from a simple tap-in just into time-added-on to increase the scoreline to three for the hosts.
Seven minutes into the second period, Alex Morgan made it four for the Americans from the penalty kick spot.
Both teams will clash again in the second match of the two-match tour, at the Audi Field in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.