Barcelona forward, Asisat Oshoala, scored four goals as the Super Falcons thrashed Equatorial Guinea 9-0 to emerge champions of the Festival Women’s Cup 2021 Antalya on Tuesday.
The competition had the Falcons, Equatorial Guinea, Uzbekistan, and CSKA Moscow Ladies in attendance.
Falcons finished as champions with a maximum of nine points from three matches, scoring 11 goals and conceding none.
Glory Ogbonna opened the scoring for the nine-time African champions in the ninth minute, before captain Oshoala scored two goals from the spot in the 12th and 13th minutes, and then added a third in the 26th minute.
Uchenna Kalu made it 5-0 in the 36th minute, while Eibar forward Charity Adule scored the sixth goal with a fine header three minutes later.
The hardworking Toni Payne’s 43rd-minute thunderous strike after shielding off two of her opponents ensured that the Falcons took a seven-goal advantage into the half-time break.
Falcons coach Randy Waldrum brought on Gift Monday, Ramat Abdulkareem, Esther Sunday, and Maryam Ibrahim for Chiwendu Ihezuo, Chidinma Okeke, Payne, and Kalu respectively, ensuring all the 23 players for the tournament had a taste of the action.
The Nigerians, however, took their foot off the pedal in the second half, but still scored two goals to confine Equatorial Guinea, two-time African champions to a humiliating defeat.
Substitute Gift, who plays for Robo FC in the domestic league, scored the eighth goal in the 69th minute before Oshoala grabbed her fourth of the game in the 85th minute to cap an emphatic win for the African champions.