WAFCON Nigeria 4 Burundi 0 : Super Falcon Has Qualified For Quarterfinal

Written by on July 11, 2022

Super Falcons crossed their first hurdle of the 2022 WAFCON, but they have a tougher battle ahead


The Super Falcons of Nigeria showed great class, quality, and dexterity to thrash Burundi 4-0 in their final group game of the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup  of Nations.

Nigeria only needed a draw against Burundi to seal a spot in the quarterfinal of the WAFCON. Howbeit, they

affirmed their masterclass on the game.

Super Falcons looked dangerous from the blast of the whistle. They controlled play and had the Burundians just where they wanted.

The Randy Waldrum-tutored ladies took the lead 25 minutes into the game. Atletico Madrid striker Rasheedat Ajibade calmly converted from the penalty  spot to put Nigeria ahead.

Before the Swallows could gather their thoughts, Peace Efih struck in the 28th minute to make it 2-0. Sixty seconds later, it was Uchenna Kanu who got her own goal to give Nigeria a three-goal cushion to take into the break. Uchenna Kanu also scored at 46th minutes to give Nigerian a tremendous victory over Burundi women.

Randy Waldrum made four changes to the side that defeated Botswana 2-0 on match-day two of the tournament, with Efih, Kanu, Christy Ucheibe and Nicole Payne all replacing Halimatu Ayinde, Michelle Alozie, Rita Chikwelu and Francisca Ordega.

Ajibade, easily the game’s best player, caused problems for the Burundians time and time again, and was the key woman as the Falcons put their high-pressing tactics to good use.

The West Africans got the game underway with the first chance of the match falling to striker Ifeoma Onumonu, who fired wide, following a fine pass from Ngozi Okobi-Okeoghene just two minutes into the encounter.

Despite their early dominance, it took the nine-time champions 25 minutes to break their opponent’s defence after Ajibade outpaced her marker, before she was brought down inside the box by goalkeeper Eanine Irakoze.


Super falcons 4 vs 0 Burundi

Super falcons 4 vs 0 Burundi

Nigeria had a lot of chances to score more goals in the second half, but the Burundians were lucky. The upright also played a role in ensuring that the WAFCON debutants did not leave the tournament with an embarrassing loss.

The game ended 4-0 to the Super Falcons at the Stade Moulay Hassan in Rabat.

The victory ensures that Nigeria finishes second in group C. And it means that they would slug it out against Cameroon  who also finished second in group B for a spot in the semifinals.

By contrast, Nigeria women  has played against Cameroon women nine times . The Super Falcon won four and lost three  , the remaining two was a draw game for them.

Head coach of Nigeria’s women team, Randy Waldrum, however admitted that their quarter-final clash against Cameroon at the ongoing Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) will be tough for his team but they are going to come out victorious on Thursday 14th July, 2022.




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