Falcons Spank Ivorian Side At Home
African champions Nigeria walloped Cote d’Ivoire’s Eleven Sisters de Gagnoa 4-0 on Monday in a tune-up for the 2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations.
Asisat Oshoala, Desire Oparanozie and Francesca Ordega gave the Super Falcons a 3-0 lead in the first-half, before they wrapped up the big win in Abidjan, where they are camping for the defence of their title.
The eight-time African champs are expected to leave for Ghana, host nation of the eight-team tournament, on Wednesday.
They will take on South Africa’s Banyana Banyana in their opening fixture in Group B on 18 November at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium, Cape Coast.
Two-time champions Equatorial Guinea and Zambia’s Shepolopolo are the other teams standing in Falcons’ way in the group.
The top three teams at the end of the competition will represent Africa at the 2019 Fifa Women’s World Cup in France.