The Nigerian senior female football team recently sealed their qualification for the 11th African Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) after a significant 6-0 win against the Gambia women’s team at their second leg clash at the Agege Stadium.
Desire Oparanozie, who netted four goals for the eight-time African champions, led the way for Asisat Oshoala to added a brace to secure the victory.
The tournament which will be hosted by Ghana from November 17 to December 1, 2018 will showcase Africa’s best talents in women football and will also double as the African qualifier for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Only the top three teams will qualify for the World Cup in France.
Although the Super Falcons’ performance was described as remarkable, Mike Maiyaki, a sport analyst with SuperbSport says there is room for improvements: “They are always African Champions. Today’s match is a testimony to that. But I think they still need to improve to be fit for a world cup test” he stated.
The Nigerian team hopes to continue their reign as the current African champions at this tournament and proceed to the women’s world cup to make an impact.
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