The Super Falcons of Nigeria will be gunning for a big over Equatorial Guinea as they hope to seal their place in the semi-final of the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations this evening.
With the tricky nature of Group B and the present standings, only a big win will be apt for the Super Falcons if they are to sail through to the semi-final with fewer hassles.
On paper, Nigeria should beat Equatorial Guinea to avenge the 2008 loss and be among the semi-finalists.
But the Falcons themselves have not given their fans so much hope, particularly after losing their opening fixture to South Africa.
If the determination with which the Nigerian women responded in bashing Zambia 4-0 in their last match returns, Equatorial Guinea should be getting ready for another harvest of goals having shipped in a dozen in their first two games against Zambia and South Africa.
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Nigeria keeper, Oluehi gets a feel of the ball as Equatorial Guinea make the first attempt
Oparanozie makes a run from the left flank but no one to connect her cross in the box
First corner kick goes to Nigeria and Captain Chikelu takes a short one
Nigeria win a free kick from a promising position
Ball to be changed as the players make complaint to the referee
GOALLL!! Ordega scores the opening goal for Nigeria
She expertly shoots the ball in between the legs of the Equatorial Guinea keeper
Ordega on the run again but she has been halted after committing a foul
GOALLL!!! Oshoala makes it 2-0
Throw-in for Nigeria near Equatorial Guinea box
Oshoala tries to locate Ordega with a swinging pass but Equatorial Guinea intercepts
CLOSE! Oshoala almost makes it three
GOAL… Oshoala gets it in again now 3-0
In their last game, Equatorial Guinea conceded seven goals… looking like they would ship in more today as they are 3-0 down after 25 minutes
Aside from Nigeria, only Equatorial Guinea have won the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations
SAVE! Oshoala still pressing for more but Equatorial Guinea keeper makes a save
One minute added time
Half Time: Equatorial Guinea 0- 4 Nigeria
Second half resumes and Super Falcons get the game back underway
Ohale brought down… free kick for Nigeria
Falcons Coach ready to make his first substitution
Misplaced pass and Equatorial Guinea get a throw in
Desire Oparanozie off for Mary Imo
Imo missed a very chance from close range
Ordega tries another cross but Equatorial Guinea keeper blocks off for a corner kick
Goal!! Captain Rita Chikwelu makes it 6-0
Ebere Orji appears injured.
Ngozi Ebere cannot continue… Mary Ogbonna comes in
Its still 1-1 in the other Group B clash between South Africa and Zambia
Poor long-range shot by Captain Chikwelu
Side netting… Oshoala missed a glorious chance for a fourth goal
looking like Josephine Chukuwnoye is trouble.. she is being attended to by the medics on the sidelines
Two minutes added time
Free kick for Nigeria as Ordega is brought down
Full Time Equatorial Guinea 0-6 Nigeria