Nigeria’s female national senior team has made history after defeating Equatorial Guinea to emerge as the first African side to claim the Turkish Women’s Cup on their first-ever appearance.
The Super Falcons opened their outing on a high note, with a 1-0 win over CSKA Moscow before edging Uzbekistan by the same scoreline to inch closer to the crown.
Coach Randy Waldrum made three changes to his side, starting Charity Adule, Christy Ohiaeriaku and Uchenna Kanu ahead of Halimatu Ayinde, Tochukwu Oluehi and Francisca Ordega in the final.
The 9-goal mauling of their opponents saw Barcelona’s forward, Asisat Oshoala hit the target four times. Others on target were Glory Ogbonna, Kanu, Charity Adule, Payne and Monday.
The four-nation invitational tournament success was the first in history for Nigeria in Europe and the first crown under Waldrum.