Super Falcons Face Indomitable Lionesses In Women’s AFCON Quarter-final
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By Amaechi Agbo
Reigning champions, Super Falcons of Nigeria on Sunday confirmed their passage into the quarter-final of the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, WAFCON in Morocco following a 4-0 win against Burundi with Uchenna Kanu scoring a brace.
They will take on Cameroon’s Indomitable Lionesses in last 8 of the women’s continental football showpiece.
Kanu who made her first start in the tournament, scored both her goals in both halves to hand the Randy Waldrum’s ladies a big win against the debutants.
Super Falcons scored their first goal in the 25th minute after Rasheedat Ajibade was fouled by Burundi goalkeeper inside the 18 yard.
The Athletico Madrid of Spain attacker stood up, dusted herself and slotted the ball beyond the reach of Burundi’s goalkeeper for Falcons first goal.
Peace Efih made it 2-0 in 28th minute as the Falcons ran riot to assert their superiority.
Uchenna Kanu got her name on the scorer’s sheet in the 29th and got her brace second after recommencement in the second half.
Falcons could not consolidate on their advantage as they wasted several goal scoring chances.
The victory ensures that they will face Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon in the quarter-final.
Winners of the four quarter-final matches will qualify for 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup
Full fixtures if the quarter-finals
Morocco Vs Botswana
Cameroon Vs Nigeria
Zambia Vs Senegal
South Africa Vs Tunisia