Nigeria’s Super Falcons on Tuesday made history after thrashing Equatorial Guinea 9-0 to claim a third successive victory in the invitational Turkish Women’s Cup in Antalya.
The Super Falcons, who are now the first African winners of the Turkish’s Cup, finished as champions with maximum nine points from three matches, scoring 11 goals and conceding none at the competition.
The African champions won all three games in Turkey, defeating CSKA Moscow female team and Uzbekistan women national 1-0 each and before thrashing the Nzalang of Equatorial Guinea 9-0 in the final game today.
Barcelona striker Asisat Oshoala was the star of the final game as she scored four goals – a first-half hattrick – to bury the hopes of their African counterparts.
Ugonna Kanu put Nigeria ahead after eight minutes before the captain Oshoala made it 2-0 from the penalty spot when Toni Payne was fouled inside the box in the 11th minute.
Oshoala, the reigning African Women’s Footballer of the Year, netted her brace two minutes later from another penalty kick.
The Barcelona Ladies star completed her hat-trick in the 26th minute when she beat the Guinean’s offside trap and rounded the goalkeeper to score.
Tony Payne provided the assist for Uchenna Kanu to make it 5-0 after 36 minutes.
Charity Adule scored with a header in the 38th minute and Payne then net her first goal for Nigeria two minutes from the break.
Debutant and FC Robo skipper Monday Gift made it 8-0 on 69 minutes. Oshoala grabbed her fourth goal of the day in the 85th minute for the Falcons to win 9-0
Equatorial Guinea’s misery was completed when a player was sent off soon after for dangerous play against debutant Ramat Abdulkareem.
The game presented Super Falcons coach Randy Waldrum an opportunity to play unused squad players, with three players making their debut in Nigerian colours.
Equatorial finished the competition without a point, after losing all three matches.