The second edition of West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Women’s Cup kicked off in Abidjan on Wednesday with rain of goals in the two Group A matches that were played at the Stade De Parc Des Sport, Naijafootballplus.com can report.
Host Cote D’ivoire showed intent on their mission in the tournament by walloping their Francophone counterparts Togo five nil. As early as the 10th minutes into the match, the Ivoirans had a penalty and Tokpoledo Rolande converted to give the host a deserved lead.
The early goal opened the gates of goals as Diakite Binta scored the second for Cote D’ivoire in the 30th minutes while Cuosso Eperance Agbo made it three nil seven minutes later before half time. Cote D’ivoire dominated ball possession at the resumption of the second half and it paid off as Koko Ange Nguesan scored the fourth goal in the 53rd minutes, while Kouadio Adjoua Sandrine rounded up the victory with a stunning goal in additional minutes.
In the second match of Group A, Cup holders Ghana defeated fellow West African sister Senegal 2-0. Goals from Evenly Badu in the 74th minute and Abdulai Mukarama additional minutes goal ensured that Black Queens kicked off the competition on a winning note.
The Ivorians top the Group A with three-goal advantage over second-placed Ghana, while Senegal and Togo are third and fourth respectively.
Actions continues in Group B today (Thursday) at the Stade De Parc Des Sport, Nigeria will be up against debutant Burkina Faso at 4.30pm Nigeria time, while Niger Republic will confront Mali in the second match of the day at 7.30pm Nigeria time.