Uchenna Kanu scores her ninth goal as Nigeria Super Falcons beat Mali two nil yesterday
to win Group A of the ongoing 2019 WAFU Women’s Cup of Nations holding at the Stade de
Robert Champrou Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.
The victory secured a spot at the semi-finals of the sub-regional tournament for the nine-time African champions where they will take on Group A runners-up Ghana in the semi-final.
Mali was reduced to 10 players 45 minutes on the dot after one of their star fouled Nigeria
captain in the game, Evelyn Nwabouku before the Super Falcons broke the deadlock in the 67th minutes through
Rafiat Sule scores.
However, Thomas Dennerby side pushed for more goals, while the female Eagles were solidly defending in their numbers before Kanu scored what would eventually be her ninth goal in extra-time to ensure the victory.
It would be recalled that the Super Falcons finished third in last year’s edition held also in Ivory Coast, with Ghana
emerging as winners.