By Tayo Ogunseye


A goal in each halves of the second  Group C tie by Ifeoma Onumonu and  substitute Christy Ucheibe created the pathway to victory for the Super Falcons who dominated Botwana with a 2-0 win at the ongoing Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) in Morocco.



Having lost their opening fixture to South Africa, the defending Champions knew the importance of a win on Thursday night as they dominated play by limiting the  Batswana Ladies to their own half.




With  Bafana Bafana of South Africa  already qualified for the quarter-final after recording a 3-1 win over Burrundi,  the Super Falcons knew that had all to do by dislodging  Botswana from the second place and put their ambitions of winning a 10th title  back on track with a win.




The Randy Waldrum girls subsequently, showed clear intent with their quick play by putting their Southern African rivals on the back foot.




Their efforts eventually paid off in the  21st minute as United States based forward Ifeoma  Onumonu latched onto a pass by  midfielder  Halimatu Ayinde  to put the Super Falcons ahead and calm nerves of their fans.

All efforts to increase their lead  fell short of the required finish as the first half ended 1-0.

At the restart, Christy Ucheibe  extended the lead in the 48 minute  to 2-0 to the admiration of some cheering fans at the stadium.



However,  despite recording 16 shots on goals with half hitting  the target, the Nigerians had to settle for a 2-0 result and the much needed three points in the bag.




With this  victory, the Super Falcons need a win against another debutants Burundi who are yet to win a match at this tournament having lost their first match 4-2 to Botswana.



Both sides will meet on Sunday.



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