On a day that Nigeria’s U20 boys whiplashed more fancied Italy 2-0 at the FIFA U20 World Cup in Argentina, Nigeria’s U20 girls were also in the spirit, flogging Togo’s U20 girls 6-0 at the ongoing WAFU B U20 Women’s Tournament in Kumasi, Ghana.
Aminat Omowunmi Bello put Nigeria in front in the 11thminute, and only 60 seconds later, Flourish Sebastine made it two. On the half-hour, midfielder Esther Onyenezide got in on the act with a third goal that put daylight between the Falconets and their Togolese counterparts.
Bello was again on song in the 59th minute, and two minutes later, Opeyemi Ajakaye, who netted a hat-trick in the 7-0 pounding of Niger Republic on Sunday, got her fourth goal of the tournament.
Not done yet, the FIFA World Cup quarter-finalists got a sixth in the 76th minute as Sebastine notched her brace.
The Falconets have a final group phase clash with Burkina Faso (8-0 winners over Niger Republic) on Sunday, but they are already assured of a place in the last four with maximum six points and 13 goals advantage.
NFF/TINGO FEDERATION CUP: ROUND OF 16RESULTS (MEN)
Heartland FC (Imo) 0 Bendel Insurance (Edo) 1
Sunshine Stars (Ondo) 3 EFCC FC (FCT) 2
Warri Wolves (Delta) 1 Gombe United (Gombe) 0
Bendel Insurance Feeders (Edo) Vs Lobi Stars (Benue) (abandoned after 36 minutes due to heavy downpour; to be concluded Thursday morning)
Plateau United (Plateau) 2 Ingas FC (Enugu) 1
Nasarawa United (Nasarawa) 0 Kwara United (Kwara) 1
FC Ebeide (Ekiti) 1 Rangers International (Enugu) 3
Doma United (Gombe) 2 Edel FC (Anambra) 1