The Super Falcons got the defence of their African Women’s Cup of Nations title to a perfect start after they thrashed Mali 6-0 in their Group B opener in Limbe on Sunday.
Four goals from Arsenal Ladies striker Asisat Oshoala and a goal each from Francisca Ordega and Uchechi Sunday secured the emphatic win for the Falcons.
Ordega put the Falcons in front on 21 minutes before Oshoala made it 2-0 before the end of the first half.
Sunday scored on 48 minutes for the Falcons to make it 3-0 from the penalty spot after Osaronoma Igbinovia was fouled inside the penalty box.
Oshoala then went on rampage, scoring in the 64th, 69th and 78th minutes to see off the lacklustre Malians.
The Falcons’ next game is against rivals Black Queens of Ghana on Wednesday.