WAFCON: Nigeria vs Zambia

The Women’s African Cup Of Nations is coming to an end what can we say it has been an electrifying tournament with every team giving it all they could have given with passion and energy. We have come down to the best four teams the hosts Morocco, South Africa, Nigeria and Zambia. But before we get to the last two finalists that is Morocco and South Africa the Super Falcons will battle it out with Zambia for the third spot.

Nigeria have had a decent tournament but I know they wanted more than just fighting for third place but it’s football sometimes it doesn’t go the way you want. In this years’ tournament the managed to win 3 games and losing 2 one to Banyana Banyana and the other one on penalties to the host nation Morocco. They have managed to score 9 goals and conceded 3 in that process scoring more than 2 goals in 2 out of the 5 games played. Zambia have outdone themselves they have had an exceptional tournament to finishing 3rd would be a boost for them. They have managed to win 3 a draw against Cameroon and a loss to South Africa. In that process they have scored 6 goals and conceded 3 managing to score over 2 goals in 1 game. These two teams have met two times Super Falcons being victorious in both occasions. Nigeria have scored 10 goals in both matches while Zambia couldn’t find the back of the net.

The statistics may give an insight of how the teams have played in this tournaments numbers don’t lie they say. The Super Falcons have amassed 25 shots while Zambia managed 29, 46% shooting accuracy to 45%, 17% conversion rate to 8% respectively and both getting 4 assists in the process. Defensively they have both conceded three goals each, Super Falcons managing 3 clean sheets to Zambia’s 2. Nigeria have faced a total of 17 shots Zambia 15, 72 tackles won to 54 and a 68% tackle success rate for Nigeria to 60% for Zambia. Super Falcons have won 285 duels while Zambia 241, 57% success rate to 48%. 1197 successful passes to 953 with 73% to 62%. 10 successful crosses to 8 with an accuracy of 26% to 22%. 77 successful for Nigeria to 48 with 57% to 52%. Nigeria have won 59 fouls the same as Zambia , and conceded 63 fouls to Zambia’s 78. Nigeria have received 4 yellow cards and 2 red cards while Zambia have received 9 yellow cards and no red card. The statistics speak for themselves but the Super Falcons are more superior in this case let’s wait and see who comes on top.

Expert Pick : Over 2.5 Goals


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