By Ubong Bassey
Super Falcons of Nigeria were red hot yesterday in Abuja in the last qualifying game against Teranga Lioness of Senegal.
Last Friday, the 1-1 scoreline in the first leg encounter between these two West African heavyweights was dicey as either team were in with a shot to getting the ticket.
The game as many expected was a high tempo one which that saw both teams test their defensive resolve until a penalty was awarded to the Super Falcons that was taken by Falcons ace, Asisat Oshoala. She was denied by the upright in the 30th minute.
Minutes later, Ebere Orji, who was very influential, threatened to break the deadlock but her chance didn’t hit the back of the net. In the follow up, Rita Chikwelu opened the scoring in the 36th minute with a clinical finish to end the first half with their tails up.
Just one minute into the restart, Oshoala’s brilliance linked her up with Bayelsa Queens forward Osarenoma Igbinovia, who registered the second goal of the evening.
The Senegalese ladies saw their Coach sent off which wrapped up a miserable game for the visitors.
At Full Time, Nigeria 2-0 Senegal (3-1 aggregate).
The Super Falcons have now qualified for the 10th Africa Women Cup of Nations billed for Cameroon later in the year with a chance to defend their title, one they bagged two years ago in Namibia.