AWCON Qualifiers: Nigeria thrashed Gambia

The Super Falcons of Nigeria booked their place at the AWCON 2018 in style Monday evening as they thrashed  Gambia’s Queen Scorpions 6-0 inside the Soccer Temple, Agege Stadium Lagos.

Having won the first leg 1-0 in Baku last Wednesday, the Nigeria National Women football team qualified for the 2018 Women’s Africa Cup of Nation billed to hold in Ghana later in the year with 7-0 aggregate scoreline.

The first goal of the encounter came early in the game as 4 goal hero, Desire Oparanoize converted penalty kick in the 3rd minute of play.

The Nigerian women were however curtailed and could only get a second goal in the last minute of the first half and it was Asisat Oshoala that doubled the Falcons’ advantage.

Just like the first half Oparanozie was on hand for another early goal; scoring four minutes after the restart.

The France striker completed her hattrick in the 63rd minute before Oshoala made it 5-0 ten minutes after.

Oparanozie was not yet done as she put the icing on the cake for the Falcons with her fourth goal of the match in the 83rd to effectively seal Nigeria’s place at the 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations.

Other qualified countries for the African Women Championship are; Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Algeria, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Mali.

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