Japan Thrash Falcons 2-0, Pile Pressure On Waldrum


Super Falcon coach Randy Waldrum will come under more pressure following his team 2-0 defeat to Japan

Two second half goals by Mina Tanaka condemned the nine times African champions to a 0-2 defeat against Asian team in their international friendly to match played inside the Noevir Stadium in Kobe yesterday.

A string of brilliant saves by first choice goal-tender Chiamaka Nnadozie kept Nigeria in the game in the first half.

Tanaka opened the scoring four minutes past the hour mark before Japan extended their lead from the spot when Tanaka converted a penalty four minutes later.

The Super Falcons saw three of their players yellow-carded; Christy Ucheibe was the first one to be cautioned in the 23rd minute before Vivian Ikechukwu – who replaced her in the 39th minute – was also cautioned a minute before the half-time break, while Osinachi Ohale received her card in the 67th minute.

This is the third straight friendly match Nigeria have lost since they went down twice to the United…

Source: Leadership Newspaper