Super Falcons even without their top overseas-based professionals tonight defeated their Algerian counterparts 2-0 in Blida in a 2020 Tokyo Olympics qualifier.
The return leg will be played in Lagos on September 3.
Nigeria went in front in the 27th minute, when an Algerian player turned Ogebe’s cross into her own net.
Amarachi Okoronkwo doubled Nigeria’s lead in the 54th minute via a long-range effort.
Despite their comfortable lead and dominance, the Falcons pushed for more goals, but the scores remained unchanged till the end.