Free-scoring Super Falcons are poised to fly over Mali in today’s final group match at the ongoing WAFU Cup in Cote d’Ivoire. Victory over the Malians will ensure the reigning African champions finish top of Group B of the WAFU Women’s Cup tournament heading into the semis.
It will be recalled that the Super Falcons set a tournament record on Saturday evening after beating the senior women team of Niger Republic 15-0 at the Parc des Sports in Treichville, effectively sealing a place in the tournament last four. United States of America -based student Uchenna Kanu smashed in five of the goals, to add to the hat-trick she netted in the 5-1 mauling of Burkina Faso at the same venue on Thursday.
Tuesday’s encounter with the Malians is to determine the outright winner of Group B, with Mali having earlier victimized Niger Republic 10-0 and beaten Burkina Faso 3-1 on Saturday. A draw will suffice for the Falcons to finish top of the pool. The in-form Kanu, a former junior international, who has now been listed by Coach Thomas Dennerby in the squad that will engage in the final World Cup camp in Austria as from next week, is expected to increase her tournament goals haul and also improve personal confidence ahead of the World Cup.
Therefore, Ghana will play the winner of this match and the Black Queens will be at the stadium to watch the game.