African Games 2023: Nigeria women’s team launch title defence with win over Morocco


Nigeria’s women’s football team kicked off their title defence at the 13th African Games in Cape Coast with a convincing 2-0 triumph over Morocco, showcasing early dominance in the tournament.

The reigning champions asserted their authority early on, securing both goals in the first half. Chioma Olise opened the scoring in the 18th minute, followed by Ado Philomena Yina’s strike in the 40th, ensuring Nigeria a comfortable lead at halftime.

With this impressive victory over Morocco, Nigeria sent a clear message to their competitors as they strive to retain their title and uphold their status as the team to beat in women’s football.

In the men’s competition, Group A matches at the Accra Sports Stadium yielded two tightly contested goalless draws. Hosts Ghana battled Congo, while Benin clashed with Gambia, with neither side managing to break the deadlock.

Looking ahead, the women’s tournament promises more excitement with two highly anticipated fixtures scheduled for Saturday. Tanzania will square off against Uganda, while hosts Ghana will challenge Ethiopia, setting the stage for another thrilling day of football action.

As teams gear up for fierce competition and thrilling encounters, the stage is set for intense battles as they vie for African Games glory.

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