Four goals from Desire Oparanozie and a brace from Asisat Oshoala ensured Nigeria women’s national team, the super falcons will defend its title at the 2018 African Women Cup of Nations, AWCON in Ghana courtesy of a six-nil drubbing of The Gambia.
The result confirmed Nigeria’s dominance, completing a seven-nil win on aggregate after the team earned a slim one-nil victory in the first leg played in Banjul.
Nigeria Immediately stamped their feet from the blast of the whistle but were guilty of missing gilt edge chances in the match played at the Agege stadium in Lagos.
The Super Falcons got rewarded when Francisca Ordega was brought down in the box as early as the 2nd minute.
En Avant Guingamp forward Desire Oparanozie stepped forward to convert the spot kick.
Asisat Oshoala proved to be Nigeria’s main threat as she tucked the ball to the net but saw her effort chalked off for offside before getting her first goal of the game off an assist from, Ngozi Okobi.
The second half turned out better for Nigeria as the Falcons increased the lead four minutes with another goal from Desire Oparanozie.
the goal had Asisat Oshoala written all over it after she picked up the ball from the right side of the midfield, beats her marker before cutting back to Oparanozie.
Oparanozie stepped up again to complete her hattrick, connecting a through pass from Ngozi Okobi in the 63rd minute to make it 4 nil to Nigeria.
in the 74th minute, Asisat Oshoala completed her brace taking the game beyond the visitors with her second goal of the game.
The Super Falcons made use of the wings again to complete the rout with Oparanozie completing the six-nil scoreline with a gloss in the 85th minute.