AWCON 2018: Nigeria Thrash Equatorial Guinea, Qualify For Semis

The Super Falcons of Nigeria have qualified for the 2018 African Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON), semi-finals.

The Defending Champions sealed their spot at the last four, after an emphatic 6-0 victory over Equatorial Guinea in their third leg group match, on Saturday, at the Cape Coast Stadium, Ghana.


A hat-trick from Asisat Oshoala, while Francisca Ordega, Desire Oparanozie and Rita Chikwelu all scored to help the team to advance to the semi-finals of the 11th AWCON in Ghana.

The result means the Falcon finished second in the group with 6 points behind South Africa’s Bayana Bayana who played a 1-1 draw with Zambia.

Recall that the Falcons had lost their opening Group B match to Bayana Bayana.

In the other group A matches played earlier, Hosts Black Queens of Ghana exited the tournament after a 1-1 draw with Cameroon at the Accra Sports Stadium.


The Queens needed to either win or draw their game and hope for a victory for Algeria against Mali to get a ticket to the semi-finals. But Ghana fell off after Algeria lost 3-2 to Mali in the other Group A game played simultaneously in Cape Coast.

The result means Cameroon topped the group with 7 points with Mali finished second on 6.

Super Falcons will now face Cameroon in the semi-finals of the competition on Tuesday while Mali will take on South Africa on the same day.

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