Super Falcons suffered a second defeat at the ongoing women’s football event at the 11th All Africa Games in Brazzaville, losing 2-1 to perennial rivals Cameroon in the semi final.
Cameroon stunned the Africa champions, led by two goals before the break through Theresa Abena and Madalene Ngo Mani who found the net to make it a difficult task for Nigeria.
Veteran defender Onome Ebi pulled one back for the Falcons in the early minutes of the second, but was not enough, as the quest for an equalizer did not see the light of day.
Nigeria will go on to face Cote d’Ivoire in the third place match, the battle for Bronze medal. The Ivorian ladies lost 1-0 to Ghana in the other semi final.
The Falcons lost 2-1 to the Les Elephantes in the final match in the Group A. They now have the opportunity to avenge the defeat when both teams meet on Thursday.
While the match between Cameroon and Ghana serve a repeat of the final match four years ago in Maputo, Mozambique, where Cameroonians won thanks to a Ngo Nani goal.