Barely just days after defeating Cameroon 1-0 to qualify for the Women's World Cup in 2023, the Super Falcons shifted their focus to the semifinal match against host Morocco in the WAFCON2022.
The first half which really didn't offer much, saw both teams being cagey and nothing could separate them going into the halftime break. In the second half, the Super Falcons were reduced to 10 after Ayinde was given a red card for stamping a Morocco player. Despite that, it was the falcons who opened the scoring through Kanu in the 62nd minute, but just four minutes later, the Moroccan ladies leveled the scores.
The Super Falcons were further reduced to 9 after Ajibade got a red card after a VAR consultation from the referee.
The match had to go into penalties after no winner in extratime time and, in the end, it was the hosts who came out on top after they won via penalties 5-4.
In a match that had all, especially VAR decisions, two red cards, the Super Falcons coach Randy, while speaking after the game, had this to say about the officiating of the match.
"We coaches can't comment on officiating, we will get into trouble"
"We were in control of the game until after the first red card, then the second red card, I will put it that way".
Following the match, mixed reactions have trailed the decisions of the referee. What do you make of this? Drop your comments below.
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