Super Falcons last Sunday evening defeated Immigration Ladies by 3-0 in a friendly match played at the El Wak Stadium in Accra, Ghana.
The Falcons who are on a one-week training camp in Accra used the game as tune-up, as they continue preparations for the 8th African Women’s Championship which begins this weekend in Equatorial Guinea.
Falcons’ assistant captain, Stella Mbachu, opened the score sheet with a 32nd minute strike to the give the Nigerian side the early lead.
Perpetua Nkwocha failed to make it 2-0 early in the second half as she shot wide from the penalty spot after Esther Sunday was fouled in the area.
Umea IK midfielder, Ogonna Chukwudi made it 2-0 in the 62nd minute, and Nkwocha made up for the missed penalty by scoring the third goal for the AWC-bound side.
Coach Kadiri Ikhana expressed delight with the result but believes that a lot of work still has to be put in by the defending champions to ensure the title is retained come November 11.
“It was a good game and the team was a good test for us," said Ikhana. “I saw some errors so we have to go back and work on those areas to perfect our team. However, I am happy with the result.
The team created numerous chances in the 90 minutes but converted only three; an area Ikhana believes must be improved upon.
“We created seventeen chances and only converted three. That is not good enough. We have to take our chances and we will work on that.
He added: “We will continue practicing our finishing in training in the next few days. We will play another friendly match before we leave, and I believe we will get things right in time for the tournament.”
The Falcons will play another friendly match on Wednesday, October 25 before heading out to Equatorial Guinea as defending champions.
The team will kickoff its title defense against Cameroon on October 29 in Bata.