Falconets earn semis ticket

The Falconets class of 2010 have made history by beating the USA and qualifying for a first ever semi-final in any FIFA organised women’s competition.

The team trailed from a USA goal in the 9th minute but equalised spectacularly through Helen Ukaonu in the 79th minute to drag the match into extra time which did not produce any more goals.

In the ensuing penalty kicks, USA captain, Christine Nairn lost the USA’s first kick and Sydney Leroux blazed their fourth kick over the bar to hand the Nigerian girls’ victory 5-3. They will meet Colombia in the semi-finals on Thursday, July 29, 2010.
Source: Next Newspaper – 234next.com

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