The Super Falcons of Nigeria, captained Randy Waldrum, were in action yesterday when they faced the host nation of Morocco in the semifinal match of the ongoing Women’s Africa Cup of Nations competition at the Stade Mohamed in Casablanca.
The match between the two teams was highly anticipated because both of them were seen as strong favorites and title contenders due to their outstanding performances from the competition’s start.
Despite some controversy, the game was quite entertaining, with both teams providing their fair share to the exciting contest that was watched by a large number of supporters from both sides.
The match was so historic that it broke the previous attendance record for an African women’s football game with a total of 45,562 spectators or supporters.
In this regard, FIFA, the organization that governs world football, responded to the match’s new attendance record by posting a tweet on their verified account with the description, A clap emoji “An incredible crowd for the semi-final between Nigeria and Morocco, which now has a new record of attendance at an African women’s football game.”
Halimatu Ayinde and Rasheedat Ajibade were both shown red cards in the second half, reducing the reigning champions to nine players on the field of play. Nigeria did everything they could to change the outcome of the game by forcing the host nation to a penalty shootout.