The Super Falcons will take to Accra a 2-0 advantage going into the return leg match of a Women’s AFCON playoff against arch-rivals today.
The overall winners of this tie Sunday will qualify for next year’s AFCON in Morocco, which also serves as a qualifying tournament for the 2023 World Cup in new Zealand and Australia.
Striker Uchenna Kanu fired a first-half brace to give the nine-time African champions victory.
Kanu opened scoring in the 21st minute thanks to an assist by Francisca Ordega, before she doubled the lead in first half stoppage time.
In a scoreless second half, Falcons failed to build on their two-goal advantage with a poor and unco-ordinated midfield.
Falcons Starting XI: Nnadozie – Glory Obonna, Ohale, Onome Ebi, Sunday – Otu, Ajibade, Tony Payne – Ajibade, Ordega, Oshoala (Captain)