Nigeria began their quest for WAFU glory with a five star performance as they annihilated Burkina Faso 5-1 at the Parc de Sports this afternoon.
After clinching their eleventh AWCON title in Ghana last year, the Super Falcons are eager to make amends for their poor showing in the first edition of the WAFU tournament.
Attacker, Uchenna Grace Kanu opened the floodgates after nine minutes, teammate Nwabuoku Evelyn grabbed the second from 12-yards out in the 16th minute.
To worsen the plight of Burkina Faso, Salimata Simpore was sent off for handling the ball in the box which allowed Nigeria to score their third through Amarachi Grace Okronkwo from the spot.
A second half brace and a personal hat trick from Uchenna Grace Kanu put the game to bed for the Falcons.
Burkina Faso struck late through Charlotte Milligo but it was a case of much I do about nothing as they were humiliated by their illustrious opponents.
Nigeria’s Uchenna Grace Kanu became the first player of the this year’s tournament to bag a hat trick.