Trigger-happy Nigeria’s Super Falcons who have been firing full cylinder at the on-going WAFU Women’s Cup in Abidjan Cote d’Ivoire are set to open fire at Mali on Tuesday to finish top of Group B.
The goal-crazy Nigerian side last week spell in excess, Republic of Niger with their 15 goals to seal a place in the last four.
United States of America –based student Uchenna Kanu smashed in five of the goals, to add to the hat-trick she netted in the 5-1 mauling of Burkina Faso at the same venue on Thursday.
Cynthia Aku, who was named Woman-of-the-Match, got a brace, just as Rafiat Sule, while Chioma Wogu, Mary Ologbosere, Chidinma Okeke, Glory Ogbonna, Alice Ogebe and Joy Bokiri weighed with one goal each.
Tuesday’s encounter with the Malians is to determine the outright winner of Group B, with Mali having earlier victimized Niger Republic 10-0 and beaten Burkina Faso 3-1 on Saturday. A draw will suffice for the Falcons to finish top of the pool.
The in-form Kanu, a former junior international, who has now been listed by Coach Thomas Dennerby in the squad that will engage in the final World Cup camp in Austria as from next week, is expected to increase her tournament goals haul and also improve personal confidence ahead of the World Cup.
Former team captain Evelyn Nwabuoku (who is captaining the squad at the WAFU Cup), and other home –based professionals Amarachi Okoronkwo, Chidinma Okeke and Chiamaka Nnadozie are sure to play with greater vivacity having been named in the team for Austria.