Super Falcons Beat Senegal, Qualify For AWCON 

Super Falcons Beat Senegal, Qualify For AWCON 

By James Agberebi:

Nigeria's Super Falcons have qualified for this year's Africa Women's Cup of Nations holding in Cameroon.

The Falcons defeated Senegal 2-0 in the return leg of the AWCON qualifier on Tuesday at the Abuja National Stadium.

With the win, they qualify 3-1 on aggregate, after playing 1-1 in the first leg last week Friday.

Rita Chikwelu opened the scoring for the Falcons after she found the back of the net in the 36th minute.

One minute into the second half, Osarenoma Igbinovia doubled the Falcons' lead.

Prior to Chikwelu's opener, Asisat Oshoala missed from the penalty spot in the 30th minute, crashing her effort against the cross bar.

And in the 50th minute, the Senegalese coach Bassouare Diaby was sent off for improper conduct.

The reigning African champions have now qualified for their 10th AWCON since the maiden edition in 1998 in Nigeria.


  • Well done ladies, you proved that the SUPER FALCONS of Nigeria are the team to beat at the forthcoming AWCON at cameroon as the defending champion, I pray you go all the way to the final and retained the title you won two years ago, Up Super Falcons Up Nigeria.