After beating Algeria 2-0 in Blida on Wednesday, the delegation of Super Falcons to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics women’s football qualifying match will return to Nigeria on Friday.
The Algerian delegation to the match will also land in Lagos on Friday.
African champions Nigeria took a comfortable lead into the return leg scheduled for the Agege Stadium, Lagos on Tuesday, 3rd September.
An own goal by the Algerians in the 14th minute was increased by Amarachi Okoronkwo in the 53rd minute, earning the Falcons a handsome win.
On Thursday evening, the Embassy of Nigeria in Algeria hosted the delegation to a dinner where the Charge d’Affaires, Mr. Muritala Jimoh applauded the efforts of the ladies, according to a statement by the Nigeria Football Federation.
“You played very well and made us proud. The 2-0 victory made us walk very tall and will give us bragging right for some time to come,” he said, noting that the Algerians made heavy capital of their 2-1 defeat of the Super Eagles in the semi finals of the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt last month.
The Falcons will fly direct into Lagos on Friday and immediately begin preparations for the return leg.