It is now 13 goals in two games as the Nigeria U20 women’s team brings back fond memories of Nigeria’s dominance of continental football in the 1990s.
After last Sunday 7-0 defeat of Niger Republic, the Falconets have inflicted another 6-0 defeat on Togo in their second Group B encounter at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.
Right from the opening whistle, Nigeria showcased their attacking prowess and wasted no time in asserting their dominance.
Amina Bello set the tone for the match, scoring two quickfire goals in the 11th and 57th minutes, respectively. Her clinical finishing left the Togolese defense in disarray and put Nigeria firmly in control.
Not to be outdone, Flourish Sabastine joined the party with her own brace, finding the back of the net in the 12th and 76th minutes. Sabastine’s well-taken goals exemplified Nigeria’s attacking potency and further demoralized the Togolese side.
Esther Chinemerem added to Togo’s misery in the 19th minute with a beautifully crafted goal, showcasing Nigeria’s creativity and fluidity in their attacking play. Chinemerem’s strike left the Togolese goalkeeper rooted to the spot, helpless to prevent the Nigerian onslaught.
As the match progressed, Nigeria’s dominance continued unabated. In the 59th minute, Esther Opeyemi Ajakaye got in on the act, ensuring that Nigeria’s victory was comprehensive and unassailable. Ajakaye’s goal further underscored the Nigerian team’s depth and versatility in the final third.
Meanwhile, Burkina Faso are also emulating Nigeria in high scoring. They defated Niger Republic 8-0.