Super Falcons of Nigeria defeated Algeria 2-0 in Bilda on Wednesday night in their Tokyo 2020 Olympics African qualifying first round, Concise News reports.
The reigning African champions have taken a big step forward in their quest to qualify for Olympic competition in which they last participated in 2008.
Head Coach Thomas Dennerby fielded only home-based players as the foreign-based ones opted out due to club commitments.
Relentless pressure told on the home team’s defence as a defender conceded an own goal after only 14 minutes, but there was to be no more goal in the first period despite the visiting team enjoying much of the possession.
Nasarawa Amazons’ petite midfielder and former junior international Amarachi Okoronkwo lashed home in the 53rd minute.
The return leg takes place at the Agege Stadium, Lagos.