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Super Falcons crumble 4-0 to US and add to weekend woes for Nigerian football



After Super Eagles B’ loss to Ghana at Abuja in the qualification for the African Nations Championship, a further misery was inflicted on Nigerian football as the Super Falcons lost 4-0 to the US in a friendly match.

Sophia Smith opened scoring in the 14th minute after which Lindsey Horan doubled the lead in the 25th minute.

Just a minute into added time of the first half, Smith was again on song to give the US a 3-0 half time lead. Smith has now scored 10 international goals, reaching the mark in her 22nd cap — the sixth fastest a USWNT player has achieved the feat.

A 52nd minute penalty kick gave Alex Morgan her 119th career goal and put the scoreline at 4-0 against Nigeria.

The two teams will face off again on Tuesday at Audi Field in Washington, D.C.


Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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