Super Falcons put past a 4-0 win to qualify for WC-quater finals

Nigeria qualified for the quarter-final of the Women Africa Cup of Nations (AWCON) with a 4-0 dumping of Burundi on Sunday night.

Rasheedat Ajibade converted from the spot in the 25th minute after she was fouled while trying to round Burundi’s goalkeeper, Jeanine Irakoze. 

In the 28th minute, Peace Efih stabbed the ball home to give the Super Falcons a two-goal cushion.

Mexico-based Uchenna Kanu then registered her name on the scoresheet before the half-hour mark to make it 3-0.

The Super Falcons wasted chances to increase the lead before the halftime break.


One minute after the restart, Uchenna Kanu grabbed a brace courtesy of Ajibade’s unselfish play.

The nine-time African champions continued to create chances but were complacent in front of the goal.

A victory was not in doubt as it was only a matter of how many goals they were going to score, and it didn’t take long before they opened their account on the night. 

The result from the clash was an injured Burundi goalkeeper who had to be substituted for 16-year-old Amissa Inarunkundo. 

The newly introduced goalkeeper conceded two quick goals no thanks to lazy defending from her back line. Peace Efih and Uchenna Kanu got both goals. 

Meanwhile, in the other Group C game, South Africa warbled  Botswana 1-0 to finish top of the group. 

The result means Nigeria finishes second behind South Africa who beat Botswana 1-0, and will now face Cameroon in the quarter final for a place at next year’s Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. 

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