The Super falcons were held to a 1-1 draw by Equatorial Guinea in the qualifiers for 2016 Olympics women football played in Abuja on Saturday. The lead Halimat gave the Super falcons in the 28th minute was leveled by Nigeria-born Gloria Chinasa Okoro in the second half for Equatorial Guinea.
The Falcons face a huge task as they have to claim victory in the second leg scheduled to hold in Malabo to qualify.
Interim coach of the Falcons, Musa Danjuma attributed the draw to the absence of some key players and promised to get victory in Malabo.
“Like I said I am not making excuses here but sincerely speaking if Asisat Oshoala and Onome Ebi had been here we would have won the game. But since the Olympics qualifiers is not in FIFA’s calendar overseas countries are not forced to release their players unless such clubs are willing to do so. But we will work very hard before the return leg and I am very sure with God on our side we will beat Equatorial Guinea to pick the Olympics ticket.” he said.