Super Falcons players had expressed determination to avoid defeat in the hands of their French counterparts this evening in Le Mans. But the Nigerian senior female team suffered a humiliating, 8-0 defeat.
Valerie Guavin scored a hatrick, while Marie Charlotte-Leger scored a brace to ensure a disappointing outcome for the Falcons.
The French ladies 33 shots on goal and Super Falcons 3 shots on goal as well as other key statistics show how much the host team dominated proceedings.
Nigeria paraded a mix of veterans and upcoming stars, while France, who finished in fourth place at the FIFA World Cup finals in Germany seven years ago, also had a number of new prospects on display. The Falcons were in Le Mans without top star Asisat Oshoala, but other foreign-based professionals like Desire Oparanozie and Francisca Ordega were available for the encounter.