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Rampant Super Falcons Maul Equatorial Guinea 6-0, Clash With Cameroon In AWCON 2018 Semis

Rampant Super Falcons Maul Equatorial Guinea 6-0, Clash With Cameroon In AWCON 2018 Semis

By Adeboye Amosu:
The Super Falcons of Nigeria zoomed into the semi-finals of the 2018 African Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) following a comprehensive 6-0 win against the Nzalang Nacional of Equatorial Guinea at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Saturday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

The defending champions finished second in Group B with six points behind the Banyana Banyana of South Africa who top the group with seven points from three games.

The Super Falcons will face Cameroon in the semi-final on Tuesday at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Reigning African women’s footballer of the year, Asisat Oshoala scored a hat trick in the game to laid to rest criticisms about her performance from the previous two games.

Thomas Dennerby’s charges dominated the opening exchanges and were rewarded for their efforts when Francisca Ordega opened scoring in the 10th minute.

Oshoala doubled Falcons lead three minutes later with two other strikes in the 22nd and and 4th minutes respectively.

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France- based forward, Desire Oparanozie scored Nigeria’s fifth goal of the game three minutes after the break

Dimunitive midfielder, Rita Chikwelu netted her side’s sixth goal of the game three minutes after the hour mark.

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In the group’s other game, South Africa were held to a 1-1 draw by the Shepolopolo of Zambia.

Thembi Kgatlana opened scoring for the Banyana Banyana in the eighth minute, while Racheal Kundananji equalised for the Zambians two minutes later.

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  • Chima E Samuels 2 years ago

    Good game from Fransisca she’s the main weapon this team has got her general play is top notch! Looking forward to the Cameroon game the girls must be very clinical especially Oshoala not disregarding her hatrick but her big misses should not be repeated against Cameroon. Good game goodluck ahead of the match against Cameroon

  • Quite an improved display from the Super Falcons of Nigeria. Our girls should learn to be more clinical though.
    The beautiful and hard-working Franscisca Ordega needs to be commended as well. Her general play and pace have been nightmarish for oppositions(I’m crushing on the girl.Lol).
    I foresee a Nigeria-South Africa final with Nigeria carrying the day.
    Well done girls.My special plaudits to my Franscisca Ordega.

  • Edoman of New Jersey, USA 2 years ago

    Many thanks girls. You all made us proud tonight. No doubt, Oshoala will retain her golden boot award at the end of the tenement this year. We are glad.

  • Congrats

  • Obinna 2 years ago

    Congrats girls, Good game!!!. Not over yet.

  • Austin 2 years ago

    Congratulations. But our girls must be decisive during play in terms of spreading out well and avoiding unnecessary short passes. They must also avoid wasting chances in goal scoring. If we can correct all these, we are good to go against Cameroon in the semi finals.

  • Good performance girls, we love you. keep it up

  • Omo9ja 2 years ago

    Congratulations Super Falcons. Go and make us proud on Tuesday against Comeroon and I can’t wait to see you ladies at the final by God’s grace against South Africa and I want you to beat them and show the continent that you are indeed mama of Africa. Good luck ladies. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • suleiman ishiaku 2 years ago