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Another AS FAR puzzle for Nigeria as Bayelsa Queens get tough semi finals fixture



Bayelsa Queens have beaten the punching bag of Group B of the CAF Women’s Champions League,  Wadi Degla of Egypt by 3-0.

In the effect, they now face hosts, AS FAR of Morocco in a potentially difficult game on Wednesday. AS FAR men’s club has been a difficult side for Nigeria over the years, eliminating all of them in continental ties.

Besides Bayelsa Queens having to face AS FAR at home, Morocco began the current no-win streak that the Super Falcons are facing after Nigeria’s semi-finals elimination in the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations earlier this year.

Super Falcons have since gone five matches without a win.

Expectedly, Bayelsa easily dispatched the Egyptian side which ended the series without a win and scoring no goal but conceded a whoping eight.  

Juliet Sunday put Balyesa ahead in the eighth minute before  Mercy Itimi added two others  in the 48th and 53rd minutes.


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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