Super Falcons of Nigeria have reigned supreme over the female Elephants of Ivory Coast in their AFCON qualifiers.
Leicester City Women’s defender, Ashleigh Plumptre, made her debut as Randy Waldrum picked relatively known legs to prosecute the encounter.
FC Barcelona’s Asisat Oshoala didn’t make the matchday squad.
Goals from Esther Okoronkwo (21st minute) and Ifeoma Onumonu (56th minute) were enough to seal a first leg victory in Abuja.
The Super Falcons will now travel to Abidjan for the reverse fixture.
They will both clash at the Stade Robert Champroux in Abidjan on Wednesday, 23rd February, with the winner over two legs earning the ticket to the 12th Women Africa Cup of Nations.
The 12th Women Africa Cup of Nations will hold in Morocco later this year (July).