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AWCON 2018: Falcons berth in Ghana in style

Monica Iheakam

Super Falcons yesterday cruised to their 11th African Women’s Cup of Nations in a classic style, as they mauled hapless Queen Scorpions of Gambia 6-0.

EA Guingamp of France striker, Desire Oparanozie and China based Asisat Oshoala were in sparkling form as the African champions maintained their unbeaten record of appearing in every edition of the flagship tournament for African Women.

Nigeria didn’t waste any time in asserting their dominance as Oparanozie opened the scoring from, the spot in the third minute after Francisca Ordega was fouled in the box.
Amarachi Okonkwo almost doubled the lead in the 30th minute, but her long range effort struck the cross bar.

The Super Falcons dominated the Gambians, but spurned a number of gilt-edged chances with African female footballer of the year, Asisat Oshoala also profligate on several occasions.

Oshoala finally got on the scoresheet on the stroke of halftime to ensure the Falcons went in to the break with a comfortable lead; a lead as comfortable as her effortless production of the viral dance, Shaku Shaku, to celebrate the goal.

The Super Falcons were more prolific after the break firing four goals in the second half with Oparanozie and Oshoala shining brightly.

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