Following a dismal 2-1 loss to South Africa, Nigeria’s Super Falcons returned to winning ways yesterday, reviving their hopes of progressing to the next round of the ongoing Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) with a 2-0 victory over Botswana.
The Falcons, who hold the cup, took the lead in the 21st minute thanks to Ifeoma Onomonu’s spectacular strike. Christy Ucheibe’s goal in the 48th minute made it 2-0.
The Randy Waldrum ladies will play Burundi in their final group C game on Sunday for a chance to advance to the quarterfinals of the AWCON.
South Africa qualified for the quarterfinals earlier on Thursday after defeating Burundi.
The Banyana Banyana lead the group with six points, followed by Nigeria and Botswana with three points each, and Burundi, who lost 4-2 in their first game, is last.
Meanwhile, all event semi-finalists will be eligible to represent Africa at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand next year.
The fifth-placed team will have the possibility to advance through a Playoff Tournament in early 2023.