Cup holders Nigeria should overcome the problem of the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon to qualify for subsequent 12 months’s FIFA World Cup finals, following the quarter-final pairings that emerged on Sunday evening after the Tremendous Falcons bumped Burundi 4-0 of their remaining match of Group C.
The win took the champions to 6 factors and 5 objectives benefit, however South Africa’s 1-0 win over Botswana meant the Banyana Banyana completed on most 9 factors and topped the group, establishing a conflict with Tunisia within the final eight.
Nigeria dominated to an embarrassing diploma and may have been forward by two objectives earlier than Rasheedat Ajibade gained and scored a penalty within the 25th minute after she was upended by onrushing goalkeeper Jeanine Irakoze. Earlier, the very busy Ifeoma Onumonu shot over the sticks when clear on purpose within the second minute and Peace Efih had a chance to rifle into the online 4 minutes later however opted to move, which effort was minimize off.
4 minutes after Ajibade scored from six yards, Peace Efih scored from a goalmouth melee after one other dashing run and cross into the field by Ajibade.
Lower than 60 seconds after, Nigeria have been 3-0 up after Ajibade hugged the byeline and threaded the ball into the field for advancing Uchenna Kanu to hook into an empty internet.
Kanu thought he had made it 4 within the 38th minute however her effort was dominated offside, after which got here very shut within the 40th and 43rd minutes solely to overlook from shut vary.
Within the second half, the Falcons began the best way they left off within the first interval, with Ajibade lifting the ball into the field for Kanu to rifle previous substitute goalkeeper Amissa Inarukundo with solely 22 seconds gone.
The Falcons then took their ft off the pedal because the match puttered and petered out, at the same time as Christy Ucheibe’s rasping drive was finger-tipped to the upright by Inarukundo within the 56th minute and Macleans Chinonyerem made a hash of an ideal move from Present Monday with 5 minutes left.
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