The Super Falcons of Nigeria disgraced the Lucy of Ethiopia out of the 2024 Olympics qualifiers with a commanding victory in Abuja this evening, October 31.
The Super Falcons hosted the Ethiopian women at the MKO Abiola Stadium today for the second leg of the first round of the 2024 Women’s Olympic qualifiers, after drawing 0-0 in the first leg in Addis Ababa.
Unlike the first leg, the Nigerian team came all out to stamp their authority on the Ethiopian women from the first half.
After pressing their visitors so hard and missing a series of chances in the first half, Uchenna Kanu opened the scoring for the Super Falcons in the 45th minute.
The host side went into the half-time break with a slim lead and continued to press their visitors in the second half. Their efforts paid off in the 50th minute when Asisat Oshoala who finished as the 20th best woman in the world at the 2023 Ballon d’Or assisted Rasheedat Ajibade for the second goal in the 50th minute.
Eighteen minutes later, Oshoala got her own goal after taking full advantage of a well-placed cross from Uchenna Kanu in the 68th minute.
Oshoala who is currently contracted to FC Barcelona continued to prove why she is currently one of the best women’s players in the world by providing the assist that led to Ajibade’s second goal of the match in the 72nd minute.
Afterward, the Super Falcons continued to pressure their visitors but they could not get much from their last-minute efforts as the game ended 4-0 which was enough for the Nigerian team to move to the next round of the qualifiers.
In the second round, the Nigerian team will battle with the winners of the game between Cameroon and Uganda.