Super Falcons too much for Zimbabwe
Nigeria’s Super Falcons qualified for the 2012 African Women’s Championship in grand style after beating Zimbabwe 4-0 in the second leg qualifier on Saturday in Lagos.
The Super Falcons achieved the feat of reaching the finals of every edition of the biennial championship since 1998, with a 6-0 aggregate win.
The reigning queens of African football were simply too much for the Mighty Warriors and proved their status with a three-goal lead at half time.
On six minutes, African Women’s Footballer of the Year, Perpetua Nkwocha scored the opener with a cheeky strike before strike-partner Desire Oparanozie doubled the lead on 14 minutes.
Two minutes later, Esther Sunday scored the third goal with an effort that beat Zimbabwean goalie Onai Chingowo.
Veteran midfielder Stella Mbachu sealed victory with the fourth goal on 55 minutes.
Nigeria joins the likes of Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, South Africa, DR Congo and hosts Equatorial Guinea booked their places for the November-bound championship.
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