2024 WAFCON Qualifier ¦ Super Falcons Whip Cape Verde 5-0
Nigeria’s senior women’s national team, the Super Falcons, showed class against lowly ranked Cape Verde in the first leg of the final round of the 2024 Women”s African Cup of Nations in Abuja.
Uchenna Kanu puts Nigeria ahead in the 7th minute with an easy tap from the edge of the box.
Chiamaka Nnadozie made a stunning save nine minutes later to deny the Cabo Verde ladies an equalizer.
Gift Monday doubles Nigeria lead from a goal mouth scramble in the 25th minute.
Twelve minute from the break, Rasheedat Ajibade came close to making it three for Nigeria but her effort goes inches wide.
In the 46th minute, Uchenna Kanu grabs her second goal of the match as she scored the third goal for Nigeria off Toni Payne brilliant pass.
As the second half begins, Peace Efih was substituted for Esther Onyenezide.
Seven minutes later, Gift Monday left the pitch for Esther Okoronkwo who increased Nigeria’s tally with a sublime finish off Esther Akudo Ogbonna cross in the 66th minute.
Esther grabs her second goal eleven minutes later to make it 5-0 in favour of Nigeria
Two minutes from regulation, Nigeria made double substitutes, Esther Akudo Ogbonna came out for
Chiamaka Okwuchukwu (DEBUT), and Uchenna Kanu for Rinsola Babajide.
Chiamaka Nnadozie was also substituted for Tochukwu Oluehi.
The second leg will be played on Tuesday December 5th at the Stade de Nacional Blue Shark in Praia.