Nigeria women’s senior football team, the Super Falcons thrashed Burundi 4-0 in their final group game at the ongoing Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON).
The Randy Waldrum girls had kicked off their campaign with a disappointing 2-1 defeat to South Africa before bouncing back with a 2-0 win over Botswana in their second game.
The win over Burundi seals the Falcons’ place in the quarterfinals, and they will be facing the Indomitable Lionesses in the last eight.
A brace from Uchenna Kanu and a goal each from Rasheedat Ajibade and Peace Efih secured the 4-0 win over Burundi.
In the Group C’s other game, South Africa defeated Botswana 1-0 to finish as group winners with nine points, while Botswana also advanced to the quarterfinals despite the defeat.
While Nigeria will take on Cameroon in the last eight on Thursday, South Africa and Botswana willplay against Tunisia and hosts Morocco respectively in other quarterfinal games.
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Meanwhile, the Super Falcons are seeking a 10th title in the foremost continental competition, to extend their dominance in the biennial games.