CAF Kanu Brace Edges Super Falcons Closer To Morocco 2022

Uche Kanu brace took Super Falcons a step closer to securing a place at the 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations following a 2-0 win against Black Queens of Ghana at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena.

The Super Falcons started the game strongly but were unable to carved out any clearcut goal scoring opportunities.

Atletico Madrid forward Rasheedat Ajibade had a shot well saved by the Ghanaian goalkeeper in the 13th minute as the hosts piled pressure on the Black Queens.

The Super Falcons were ahead seven minutes later with Kanu nodding home Francisca Ordega’s superb cross.

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Kanu doubled Nigeria’s lead three minute later nodding home this time from a corner-kick.

Chiamaka Nnadozie produced a fine save to deny the visitors late in the first half.

Ghana dominated proceedings after the break but were unable to breach the Super Falcons defence.

Captain Asisat Oshoala missed the chance to extend Nigeria’s advantage in the 69th minute nodding wide from close range.

The Super Falcons will be hoping to complete the task when they travel to Ghana for the second leg on Sunday.

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