Evarine Katongo’s first-half effort separated both teams as the Super Falcons paid for their wastefulness on Friday.
The team is scheduled to play a third place match against the She Polopolo of Zambia at the WAFCON this weekend.
Rasheedat Ajibade Thursday scored the only goal of the quarter-final encounter in the 56th minute, for the nine-time Africa champions.
The victory equally ensured that the Atlas Lionesses secured the country’s maiden place at the Women’s World Cup.
Glory Ogbonna, a defender with the Falcons, stated this when she spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Monday, from the team’s base in Morocco.
The Cup holders got their 12th Women Africa Cup of Nations campaign back on track with a 2-0 win over Botswana.
The 27-year-old suffered the injury during Nigeria’s 2-1 defeat to South Africa in the opening match on Monday.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that It was bad day on Monday for the nine-time African champions at the WAFCON.
She is suspended for receiving yellow cards in different matches of the qualifying series: against Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire.
The CAF team that will form part of the build-ups and commentary for all matches includes renowned former Indomitable Lionesses’ captain Christine Manie (Cameroon), former Banyana Banyana (South Africa) international and captain Amanda Dlamini, former Super Falcons (Nigeria) goalkeeper Rachael Ayegba, and former Carthage Eagles (Tunisia) Haifa Guedri.
The 1942 Hollywood classic which is one of the world’s best-loved and most iconic films ensured ‘Casablanca’ will always have global appeal, while in football terms of course it is home to two of African football’s continental powerhouses in Raja AC and Wydad CA.
The Super Falcons are ranked 39th by world football governing body FIFA, while Nadeshiko Japan are rated 13th.
The top three seeds will head the three qualifying groups, according to CAF.