The Super Falcons have ended their participation in the Cyprus Women’s Cup with a 3-0 win over Thailand – one of the 24 countries that will take part in this summer’s FIFA women’s World Cup finals.
Forward, Asisat Oshoala scored her second goal of the tournament in the 23rd minute to open the floodgate, before defender Onome Ebi made it two for Nigeria five minutes later. Anam Imo, who also scored Nigeria’s winning goal in the 4-3 defeat of Slovakia on Friday last week, got Nigeria’s third in the 74th minute to seal the victory.
The Falcons had edged Slovakia in an interesting encounter on Friday, with goals from Rita Chikwelu (who made a brace), Osinachi Ohale and Imo. On Monday, the nine-time African champions lost 0-1 to Belgium.
Nigeria had opened her campaign in the annual tournament with a 1-4 loss to Austria, but Coach Thomas Dennerby said he was happy with the team’s output in the remaining games, as the Falcons continued their preparations for another World Cup appearance.