Nigerian women football league (NWFL) champions Delta Queens FC on Sunday evening at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium in Benin City, Edo State began their WAFU Zone B CAF Women’s Champions League qualifiers with a 3-0 thrashing of Burkina Faso’s USFA.
The encounter which saw Nigerian Champion Delta Queens reduced to 10 man in the 58th minute began on a good note as Alaba Olabiyi maintained her composure to strike home the opener for the host in the fifth minute.
Chinaza Agoh almost stretched the lead to two but was stopped by goal keeper Nina Dabilgou, who parried her shot away to end first half on a slim 1-0 goal margin.
Second half saw Vera Samuel and Mercy Omokwo brought in for Alaba Olabiyi and Okenwa Chdera for a more bite in the attack, though Vera Samuel was later shown a straight red in the 58th minute.
Her exist seemed to have spured her team mates as the second goal came in three minutes later when Chinaza Agoh camly sent the ball in to the net of the opponents after connecting with a cross from Mercy Omokwo.
With Delta Queens dictating the game, highest goal scorer for the 2022/23 Nigerian Women Football league NWFL, Mercy Omokwo noded home her side’s third goal to give the host a 3-0 victory.