Super Falcons Trash Burundi 4-0, To Face Cameroon In Quarter Final
The Super Falcons on Sunday beat the Swallows of Burundi at the Moulay Hassan Stadium in Rabat, Morocco to confirm their spot in this year’s WAFCON quarter-final.
The nine-time WAFCON champions, are second in Group C with six points behind South Africa’s nine points, will now face Cameroon in one of the quarter-finals, and hope to secure the world cup ticket afterward.
South Africa top the group with nine points, the Falcons finish in the second spot with six points while Botswana placed third with three points and clinched one of the third best-placed positions.
Rasheedat Ajibade opens the scoring from the spot-kick for Nigeria in the 25th minute. Three minutes later, Peace Efih added a second, and Uchenna Kanu scored a brace in the 29th and 46th minutes to round the game off.
Falcons coach Randy Waldrum made some chances as Nicole Payne, Peace Efih, and Christy Ucheibe all made their first start of the tournament.
In the group’s other game, Banyana Banyana of South Africa recorded their third win after pipping Botswana 1-0.
The South Africans broke the deadlock with 10 minutes left thanks to Nthabiseng Majiya.
Despite the defeat, Botswana qualify alongside Nigeria and South Africa into the quarter-finals.
The quarter-final pairing will see the Falcons face Cameroon on Thursday while South Africa and Botswana will take on Tunisia and Morocco respectively.
The Super Falcons have won the tournament for a record nine times, with Equitorial Guinea the other country that has won the tournament twice.
The Nigerian ladies are gunning for a record tenth title in this year’s tournament.