AWCON: Super Falcons Thrash Kenya 4-0, Face South Africa In Semifinals
Nigeria’s the Super Falcons yesterday thrashed Kenya 4-0 in their final group game of the ongoing Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) in Cameroon.
The Falcons opened the scoring in the third minute through Ngozi Okobi with a strike from outside the box. Faith Ikidi made it two in the sixth minute as she connected with a free-kick by Ugo Njoku.
The first half ended two nil. Asisat Oshoala made it three in the 52nd minute, as she increased her tally to six in the tournament.
Desire Oparanozie came off the bench to make it four for the Falcons in the 88th minute.
The Super Falcons will now face South Africa’s Bayana Bayana on Tuesday November 29 in the semifinal of the competition.
Meanwhile, chairman of the technical committee of the Nigeria Football Federation, Chris Green has revealed that the football body will pay the Super Falcons’ bonuses and allowances before their semifinals match against South Africa on Tuesday.
The latest assurance is coming on the heels of media reports suggesting a plot by the Florence Omagbemi’s side threatened to boycott yesterday’s match.
The reigning African champions had defeated Mali 6-0 before earning a 1-1 draw against Ghana in two opening matches.
“The NFF [Nigeria Football Federation] has approved your money [bonuses and allowances],” Green told the players and officials via telephone during their breakfast yesterday.
“When you see me [Chris Green] in Cameroon next week [before the semi-final], I will come with your money.”
The team is expected to earn $4,000 as winning bonus and $2,000 as a bonus for a draw aside preparatory and tournament camping allowances in Cameroon.