Ghana’s Black Queens on Wednesday 20th October, 2021 suffered a 3-0 defeat to the Super Falcons of Nigeria in the first leg of African Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) at the Moboladji Johnson Arena.
Uchenna Kanu scored twice in the first half to to put the Falcons ahead on aggregate in the two legged tie for a slot in the 2022 AWCON tournament.
Ghana’s Elizabeth Owusua had the first chance of the match but her shot from distance went off the post.
Coach Mercy Tagoe’s side had quite a good start but weren’t clinical upfront to record any goal.
The hosts broke the deadlock on 20th minutes with Kanu nodding in a free header.
Five minute later, Kanu scored her second goal with another header, this time connecting Toni Payne’s cross unmarked.
In the second half, Asisat Oshoala nearly increased the lead but goalkeeper Fafali Dumehashi pulled a fanatic save to deny the Barcelona Fermene striker from hitting target.
On the 56th minutes, Nina Norshie forced goalie Chiamaka Nnadozie to make a good save with an an ambitious effort.
Black Queens kept pushing for a consolation goal but their efforts weren’t enough to get them any goal.
Oshoala missed a free header to make to 3-0 for the Super Falcons.
The second leg is scheduled for Sunday October 24 in Accra.