As Super Falcons put finishes touches to final group match against already eliminated Burundi, Super Falcons goal scorer against Botswana Ucheibe Christy says she is tickled to have gotten the all-important goal that earned Falcons three vital points.
Falcons had lost their first match to South Africa, a development which angered some of their supporters some of who opined the team did not fight hard enough in the opener.
The team however earned first victory against Botswana on Thursday thanks to Christy’s lone goal. An elated Christy who plies her trade with Benfica is still savoring her first goal for the team describing it as an ‘important victory”
“I am so proud to have scored my first goal for the Super Falcons and helped the team secure this important victory” she enthused even as she looks forward to re-enacting the feat against Burundi on Sunday.
The former Nasarawa Amazons, national U-17 and U-20 ace received avalanche of commendations from fans who appreciated the goal and the manner in which she scored it when it mattered most.
Ucheibe Christy celebrates with teammates after vital goal
One of the fans described her as a strong lady, just like seeing a male playing even as he commended the team for raising their game in the second match.
“Very strong a lady, just like seeing a male playing. You all gave your best unlike South Africa match where it’s hard to point to a player who did well. The only paybacks for SA is to make sure the cup comes home. Thank for your energy, beauty” submitted Afolabi Abayomi while reacting to the victory against Botswana.
South Africa who lead the group with six points will be hoping to make it three wins in three matches when they take on Botswana in the last group match at 9pm same time Falcons will be squaring up against Burundi.