Nigeria’s Super Falcons rained goals on Niger in the ongoing WAFU Women’s Cup tourney in Abidjan, putting fifteen unreplied goals past their unlucky opponents on Saturday evening.
A day after thrashing Burkina Faso 5-1 in their first game of the tournament, Thomas Dennerby’s ladies returned to the Parc Des Sports Stadium today to subject Niger to an annihilation in the second group B game.
With most of the team’s stars missing out of the competition due to club commitments, the Swedish handed captaincy responsibilities to Bayelsa Queens Osarenoma Igbinovia, with the team dominated by home-based players.
Uchenna Kanu, Alice Ogebe and Mary Ologbosere were some of the players who got on the scoresheet in the huge win.
For the records, the win was the biggest ever win recorded by the senior national teams, surpassing the previous 10-1 victory by the Super Eagles against Dahomey in 1959.
Nigeria, thus booked a place in the semifinals of the continental competition following their latest result and will round off group action against Mali.
Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa and his wife Julliet Ejue are celebrating their son’s first birthday, today, July 26, 2019.
Taking to his Instagram page to share these adorable photos of his son, he wrote: May your Birthday, bring loads of joyful and sweet memories in your life. May you have a great and successful year ahead. Happy Birthday, Son.’
Musa also has two children with his divorced wife, Jamila.
The goalkeeper can’t stop replaying that losing moment in the semi-final against Algeria, wishing it would’ve turned out differently somehow
Daniel Akpeyi defended his teammates from criticism following Nigeria’s 2-1 defeat to Algeria in Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) semi-final.
The Super Eagles looked to be in with a great chance of beating Djamel Belmadi’s men to reach the competition’s final after dismissing South Africa in the quarter-final.
However, a Riyad Mahrez last-minute free-kick sent Gernot Rohr’s men crashing after Odion Ighalo had erased Willam Troost-Ekong’s own goal.
Rohr’s team faced the wrath of fans for offering precious little in Cairo, but Akpeyi believes otherwise.