By Amosu Adeboye, LAGOS
The Super Falcons ended their participation at the Cyprus Women’s Cup on a positive note following a 3-0 win against Thailand at the Tassos Markou Stadium, Paralimni on Wednesday.
The reigning African champions finished the competition in seventh position following the win against the Asians.
Barcelona Ladies of Spain star forward Asisat Oshoala put the Super Falcons ahead in the 23rd minute following an assist by Francis Ordega.
It took the West Africans only five minutes before they could double their lead with Chinaza Uchendu setting up captain of the side Onome Ebi for the second goal.
Thomas Dennerby’s ladies were unable to increase their lead before the half time break as the Thailand’s defence curtailed them.
Anan Imo scored Nigeria’s third goal of the game 16 minutes before regulation time after she was teed up by Oshoala.
The Super Falcons finished the competition with two wins and two defeats from four games.
They lost to Austria and Belgium 4-1 and 1-0 respectively. Their other win aside from today’s victory against Thailand was the 4-3 success against Slovakia.
The super Falcons used the invitational tournament to prepare for the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France in June.
They will face hosts France, Norway and Korea Republic in the first round of the World Cup.