WAFU Women’s Cup: Nigeria Beat Their Burkina Faso Counterparts With 5-1

Thomas Dennerby’s women commenced their trip from a positive point of view with the 21-year-old’s treble on Thursday

Uchenna Kanu struck a cap trap as Nigeria got their Wafu Women’s Cup excursion off to a flying begin with a 5-1 prevail upon 10-player Burkina Faso in Abidjan on Thursday.


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In the wake of neglecting to secure the title a year ago, the Super Falcons had the option to record a triumphant begin this time against the Burkina Babes.

Kanu opened the scoring for Thomas Dennerby’s side when she headed home a cross from Alice Ogebe in the ninth moment.

In the sixteenth moment, Burkina Faso’s Salimata Simpore got sent off for a foul in the crate and commander Evelyn Nwabouku multiplied the lead from the spot for Nigeria.

After four minutes, Kanu was brought down in the punishment region and Amarachi Okonkwowasted no way to expand the lead.

Three minutes after the restart, the Southeastern University striker Kanu got to put Nigeria 4-0 up before scoring her third of the match in the 73rd moment.

Over the most recent 15 minutes, the Burkina Babes improved and Charlotte Milligo’s header gave them a relief objective in the 79th moment.

Cap trap champion Kanu was granted the Woman-of-the-Match grant in the wake of topping her amazing presentation with her first treble for the Super Falcons.


The success takes Nigeria to second of Group B with three points and they will confront Niger in their second match of the challenge on Saturday.

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