Nigeria Super Falcons defeated the Scorpion Queens of Gambia 1-0 in the first leg of the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations qualifier at the Independence Stadium in Bakau, Banjul, Gambia, Thursday.
A first-half long range from Okoronkwo Amarachi from 25 yards in the 19th minutes was enough to hand the Falcons a vital away victory as they hope to brush aside their opponents to qualify for the AWCON tournament.
Thomas Dennerby lass almost doubled the lead in the 36th minute as Francisca Ordega came close to scoring but missed a glaring chance in front of goal.
Desire Oparanozie got the first yellow card of the game after a rough challenge on Gambian player, Metta Sammeh in the first half.
The return leg of the AWCON qualifiers coming up June 11 at the Agege Stadium.