Ifeoma Onumonu scored twice in Nigeria’s AWCON 2022 qualifiers 2-nil victory over the Lady Elephants of Cote D’Ivoire.
The New York Gotham FC striker netted twice in each half of the encounter to hand Randy Waldrum’s ladies 2-0 advantage going into the return leg on Wednesday.
Esther Okoronkwo set up Ifeoma Onumonu inside the box to fire the Super Falcons in front from close range in the 21st minute before rounding things off with a brace as she lobbbed the ball over the Ivorian goalkeeper to double the lead for Super Falcons in the 56th minute.
A win for the record winners of the Africa Women Cup of Nations, the Super Falcons of Nigeria, will seal a place for them in the group stages of the competition which kicks off in July 2022.
The return leg will hold in Abidjan on 23rd February 2022.
Results of other AWCON Qualifiers
Zimbabwe 1-3 Botswana
South Africa 2-0 Algeria
Tunisia 5-0 Equatorial Guinea
Cameroon 8-0 Gambia
Nigeria 2-0 Ivory Coast