Since the inception of the Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) in 1991, Nigeria has won the tournament a record 10 times. Now, the country is getting another shot at the continental trophy, having qualified for the 2018 edition set to hold in Ghana.
FT: Nigeria 6-0 Gambia (7-0 agg)— NGSuper_Falcons (@NGSuper_Falcons) June 11, 2018
Reiging champions Super Falcons have qualified for the 2018 African Women's Cup of Nations which will be held in Ghana in November which will serve as the chase 3 African teams to the 2019 @FIFAWWC #SoarSuperFalcons #AWCON2018Q pic.twitter.com/J4mh39sxmS
The Super Falcons qualified on a 7-0 aggregate by beating The Gambia 1-0 in their home, and 6-0 in Lagos.
With four goals to her name, Desire Oparanozie was the star player at the second qualifying round in Lagos on Monday. Asisat Oshoala scored two more goals, ensuring The Gambia was convinced about Nigeria’s superiority.
In addition to Nigeria, the 2018 AWCON will feature Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Algeria, South Africa, Zambia, Mali and the host, Ghana. Based on past records, South Africa and Cameroon are Nigeria’s biggest opponents. So, when it comes to these teams, the Super Falcons will have their work cut out for them as they attempt to win the trophy for the eleventh time.