Dike & Umotong net five goals as Falcons thrash UMF Selfoss

Super Falcons By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 05/04/2019

Courtney Dike nets hat-trick and Ini-Abasi Umotong scores a brace each as Super Falcons thrashed Icelandic first division club, UMF Selfoss 6-1 in the international friendly match at Pinatar Arena, Murcia, Spain.

The nine-time African champions will take on UMF Selfoss on Thursday before battling with the Canadians on Monday, four days later with both games will be played in the city of Murcia ahead of their preparation for FIFA Women's World Cup in France.

Super Falcons started the encounter brilliantly against our Icelandic after getting the fourth corner in the game in a search for goal but yet to find a breakthrough against the solid defending of Selfos

However, Reimus Magda puts the Icelandic club in front at Pinatar Arena in the 31 minutes to make 1-0 and Nigeria goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie denies Selfoss the second goal four minutes later.

The Africans are back in the mix with Uchenna Kanu scoring the equalizer against Icelandic side three minutes before the break.

Super Falcons coach Thomas Dennerby made four change bringing in Umotong, Anam Imo, Dike, Rasheedat Ajibade, Halimatu Ayinde to replace Desire Oparanozie, Chinaza Uchendu, Uchenna Kanu, Chikwelu, Alice Ogebe.

American base striker Dike makes an instant impact on her return as she fires upfront for the first time in the tie after through Ngozi Ebere.

Brighton star extends Super Falcons lead in the 62 minutes after collecting a through pass from Ogonna Chukwudi and a few minutes later Umotong completes her brace after smartly beating Selfoss's defence and dribbling past the goalkeeper to slot home the fourth.

Dike got her own brace courtesy of Ajibade's assist for a fifth of the game before she scores hat-trick scores after superbly finishing Okobi's cross for a ruthless sixth of the encounter.