Super Falcons of Nigeria ended their final group match with a 4-0 mauling of debutant Burundi to reach their 14th knockout stage of the AWCON Championship.
The victory means they finish second in their group and will now meet Cameroon in the quarterfinal stage of the competition.
Waldrum’s girls played as though their lives depended on goals and within a space of four minutes scored three goals on a night that Burundi needed just a victory to reach the knockout stage.
Rasheedat Ajibade opened scoring through a penalty kick in the 25th minute before Peace Ewomazino and Uchenna Kanu scored in the 28th and 29th minutes respectively to ensure they take a convincing lead at half time.
In the second half, Uchenna Kanu scored her second goal in the 46th minute to seal the game as Falcons now ensured Burundi conceded a total of eleven goals in their group match as they now go home with the highest number of goals conceded in the championship.
Super Falcons will now meet Cameroon in the quarterfinals while South Africa who finished top of group will meet Tunisia.
Falcons who are pursuing their 10th AWCON title will necessarily have to beat Cameroon in the quarterfinal stage to keep their hopes of securing a World Cup slot alive.