Nigeria’s Super Falcons continued their scintillating form ahead of the FIFA Women’s World Cup next month, by walloping Woodbridge FC 9-0 at the Woodbridge Soccer Centre in Toronto, Canada.
The match, which was the second friendly of the team during the tour, kicked off 6:30pm (Canadian time) on a very chilly Saturday, with Falcons dominating play from start to finish.
Though the Woodbridge ladies made one or two incursions into Falcons’ goal area, they were no match for the African Champions who took the lead as early as the 4th minute through Ngozi Okobi (4th minute) and Asisat Oshoala (38th minute).
The second half witnessed seven goals as Perpetua Nkwocha opened the floodgates of goals as early as the 5th minute, with Ordega scoring a hat-trick and Dike’s brace completing the rout.
Speaking after the match, Coach of the team, Edwin Okon, said he was much more delighted with his girls’ style of play than the score line.
“It was a very good game today. Though we won by a massive margin, I was very impressed with the team’s coordination in all departments. This does not mean we won’t still correct a few lapses here and there but I can see the team preparing well for the tournament proper.
“I’m glad we scored many goals because we need a strong firepower upfront to achieve our dream which is to lift the trophy of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. We will continue to work hard until we achieve this,” Okon concluded.
Sunday will be observed as rest day for the team as training resumes on Monday.
Whyte Ibubeleye (Christy Ohiaeriaku 45′), Onome Ebi (Sarah Nnodim 45′), Josephine Chukwunonye, Osinachi Ohale (Ugo Njoku 45′), Ngozi Ebere (Blessing Edoho 45′), Evelyn Nwabuoku (Chiwebdu Ihezuo 68′), Onyinyechi Ohadugha (Pepetua Nkwocha 45′), Cecilia Nku (Loveth Ayila 45′), Ngozi Okobi (Esther Sunday 45′), Asisat Oshoala (Francisca Ordega 45′), Desire Oparanozie (Courtney Dike 45′)