Falconets beat Liberia 7-1 in Monrovia
The national under-20 women football team, the Falconets, on Sunday began their campaign for a spot at the 2016 FIFA Women’s World Cup finals on a blistering note.
They whipped their Liberian counterparts 7-1 in the first leg game of their qualifier at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia.
The game saw Yetunde Adeboyejo scoring a hat-trick, with Amarachi Ojinma also scoring a brace, as Nigeria put the game into a no-contest.
Adeboyejo started the goal rush, scoring the first of her three goals in the 15th minute, before Chinwendu Ihezuo added a second on the half hour mark.
She netted her second and Nigeria’s third nine minutes before half time, while the Liberians got a goal four minutes later, to end the first half 3-1.
Adeboyejo made sure of her hat-trick early in the second half, before Juliet Sunday netted the fifth goal in the 70th minute.
There was no road for the Liberians into the game again, and Amarachi Ojinma scored two late goals in the 78th and 87th minutes to make it 7-1 to the Falconets.
The second leg of the fixture comes up in Nigeria in two weeks’ time.