Uche Kanu scored a brace as the Super Falcons took a big step towards securing a place at the 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations following a 2-0 win against eternal foes Black Queens of Ghana at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Lagos yesterday evening.
The Super Falcons started the game strongly but were unable to carved out any cleacut goal
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.
Kanu doubled Nigeria’s lead three minute later nodding home this time from a corner-kick.
Veteran defender Onome Ebi cleared the ball away from danger after Regina Otu gave the ball away cheapily on the half hour mark.
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 double Nigeria’s advantage in the 69th minute nodding wide from close range.
The second leg will take place in Accra on Sunday.