Nigeria’s super Falcons defeated the super Eagles of Mali 2-0 at the opening match of the Aisha Buhari Invitational Women’s Tournament at the Mobolaji Johnson stadium, Onikan, Lagos.
Striker Monday Gift was the star of the game as she netted a brace to give the Falcons the deserved win to top the Group A table.
With notable dignitaries in attendance, this was the 10th meeting between the reigning African Champions and Mali.
After being frustrated in most part of the game, the Falcons eventually broke the deadlock in 83rd minute.
After connecting with a pass on the left, Asisat Oshoala sent a lovely cross into the box which Monday met with a header which lopped over the Malian keeper, and in the 91st minute the Falcons doubled their lead through Monday who ran on to a flicked header before lobbing the keeper.
The Falcons will be back in action on Tuesday September 21 when they take on South Africa at the same venue.
Meanwhile, the second game of the tournament will see Cameroon battle Morocco at the Onikan stadium on Thursday.
The week-long tournament which commenced Wednesday, September 15th will end on September 21st.