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Super Falcons Battle Sweden For a Draw

On Monday, the Super Falcons of Nigeria played a 3-3 draw with Sweden in their first game of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup going on in Canada.

The Falcons were trailing Sweden 2-nil at the end of the first half after Nigeria’s striker, Desire Oparanozie scored an own-goal and Nilla Fischer hit the back of the net in the 20th and 31st minutes of the game respectively.

But the Falcons moved ahead in the early minutes of the second half with two goals from Ngozi Okobi and the current BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year, Asisat Oshoala.

The Super Falcons soon fell behind again when Linda Sembrant put a goal past veteran goalkeeper, Precious Dede.

However, Francisca Ordega ensured that Nigeria earned a draw by scoring a timely goal after collecting a pass from Okobi three minutes before the end of the match.

Ngozi Okobi was named the player of the match.

Nigeria will battle Australia in their next match which will be played on June 12, at John Scouras Field, Winnipeg Soccer Complex, Winnipeg.

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Ejura Salihu is an Anatomist, Writer and Editor. She is currently the Editor-in-chief for Connect Nigeria. You can contact her via email: ejurasalihu24@gmail.com or follow her on twitter @icyquin_msc

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