Nigeria’s female national team, Super Falcons will have a couple more opportunities of seeing two of their 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations opponents, Kenya and South Africa in build-up matches against the host country, Ghana.
Footballlive.ng gathered that, two days after losing 3-2 away to Zambia, another one of Nigeria’s Group B rivals for the upcoming AWCON 2018, Ghana will on Tuesday play away to Kenya in a warm-up game.
On Sunday, Ghana blew away a two goal lead when they suffered a shock defeat by Zambia in a friendly match that was played in Lusaka.
Racheal Kundananji scored a second-half hat-trick to leave the Black Queens in disarray in their first match of their preparation for their country’s hosting of the tournament.
The Black Queens raced into a 2-0 lead by half-time before surrendering the contest to the home side in the match.
Portia Boakye opened the scoring in the game before Elizabeth Addo struck few moments later to establish a comfortable lead before the break.
However, The Kopa Queens rallied after the break to score three answered goal and spark concerns for Bashiru Hayford’s side with just two weeks to the start of the competition.
Kundananji was too difficult for the Ghanaians to handle as she scored three times to give her side the turnaround to secure the deserved victory.
The defeat has sparked concerns that the Queens would be unable to secure the AWCON 2018 title when they host the rest of the continent in two weeks time, as Nigeria are aiming for a ninth conquest as well.
The Black Queens are set to leave Zambia on Monday for Kenya and play their second friendly game in Nairobi the following day, as Coach Bashir Hayford’s side seek a revival of fortunes after losing in Lusaka.
They will return to Ghana on November 9 and wrap up preparations against Nigeria’s first group opponents, South Africa, before the start of action at AWCON 2018 on Saturday, November 17, when they face Algeria at Accra Sports Stadium.
Ghana are in Group A matches at Accra with Algeria, Cameroon and Mali; while Nigeria contend with South Africa, Zambia and Kenya in Group B, with matches to hold in Cape Coast.