Nigeria Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala has commended her teammates for the great display of teamwork in their 6-0 win over Mali on Sunday as they launched their title defense in perfect style at the Africa Women's Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
In a clearcut one-sided face off, the seven-time record champions dominated play from kickoff with the Nigerian forward lineup troubling the Malian defensive pairing manned by Aminata Sacko and Oumou Tangara who had an evening to forget.
Oshoala, who put four past the Malians said, "It is not about myself. It is not about the Asisat of the 2014 Africa Women's Cup of Nations. It is about Nigeria, the national team and about how the game kept going, how the team plays and whoever is in the best position to score goals."
The Arsenal Ladies forward opened her goalscoring account at the tournament in the 40th minute when she doubled the Super Falcons lead following Ordega Francesca's opener in the 21st minute.
"It is just our first game and in the first 15 or 20 minutes, we tried to get ourselves into the game to make sure that we do not concede a goal which is a normal thing for every game. When we went into the dressing room, we told ourselves that we can do better because we know we are a better team any time, any day. That was just about it and that is what the players showed in the second half."