Fantastic Falcons Fly to Semi-finals Flawlessly


The Super Falcons of Nigeria kept their chances of lifting the maiden edition of the WAFU Women's Cup alive by defeating Togo 3-1 in Abidjan on Monday night to make it 3 wins out of 3 matches thus far

Goals from Anam Imo, Chinaza Uchendu and Chioma Wogu gave the Super Falcons an unassailable 3-0 before Woedikou Afi grabbed a consolatory goal for the Togolese with few minutes of game left to play

The Super Falcons - also now managed by a foreign coach named Thomas Dennerby like their male counterparts - got off to a brilliant start after a rather tentative 40 minutes with Anam Imo getting the better of Togolese goalkeeper Amouklou Ame from close range to find the back of the net.

Chinaza Uchendu guided a cross from Chioma Wogu into the net with a ferocious header to increase Nigeria’s tally at the start of the second half.

In the 71st minute, Wogu tapped in a rebound after Togolese goalkeeper Ame failed to hold on to the ball from Lilian Tule’s free-kick. The Togolese then found a way to score one goal of their own to help them restore some pride; 3:1 it ended.

The Falcons, in their first two matches, had defeated Senegal 3:0 and Mali - their opening match - 1:0.

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