Antalya Cup: Super Falcons Edge CSKA Moscow
By Sampson Adedeji
It was a sweet beginning for newly appointed Nigeria’s Super Falcons coach, Randy Waldrum, leading the team to victory against Russia champion CSKA Moscow in the ongoing invitational tournament in Turkey, BSNSports.com.ng reports.
After non participation in any competitive game since 2019 due to outbreak of Coronavirus and other circumstances, Nigeria Football Federation agreed to take the team to Turkey for the tournament.
Over 20 Players was invited for the tourney under Waldrum and they began their campaign on winning note.
It was Chiwendu Ihezuo that netted the only goal of the game in the 18th minute after a low cross from unattached Francisca Ordega.
The second half resumed with the Russia champions trying to level the game but Nigeria backline led by Onome Ebi nullified all their threats.
FT Nig 1 – 0 CSKA
A slim victory for the Falcons , Randy Waldrum starting on a winning note. Payne and George making their debut and Ihezuo goal made the difference .#SoarSuperFalcons
— NGSuper_Falcons (@NGSuper_Falcons) February 18, 2021
Goalscorer Ihezuo was subbed off in the 67th minute for Uchenna Kanu who also tormented the CSKA Moscow defenders.
At the end Nigeria recorded a slim win while Toni Payne and George were able to make their debut for the team.