Falcons Thrash Equatorial Guinea 6-0 To Reach AWCON Semis
Nigeria progressed to the semi-finals of the 2018 AWCON following a 6-0 win over Equatorial Guinea at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Saturday.
The defending champions finished second in Group B with six points, one point adrift of South Africa after three games.
The Super Falcons will face Cameroon on Tuesday at the Accra Sports Stadium.
African footballer of the year Asisat Oshoala scored a hat-trick in the game to lay to rest criticisms about her performance from the previous two games.
Thomas Dennerby’s charges dominated the opening exchanges and were rewarded for their efforts when Francisca Ordega opened scoring in the 10th minute.
Oshoala doubled the lead three minutes later with two other strikes in the 22nd and and 4th minutes respectively.
France-based Desire Oparanozie scored Nigeria’s fifth goal three minutes after the break, before midfielder Rita Chikwelu netted her side’s sixth goal three minutes after the hour mark.