Though many expected that the Super Falcons to take full flight on Wednesday, the girls managed not to get scared.

They failed to beat their Gambian counterparts silly in the first leg of their 2018 Women Africa Cup of Nations qualifying final round fixture but secured a lone goal victory.

Amarachi Okoronkwo was the hero at the Independence Stadium in Baku; blasting home from 23-yard a shot that sailed into the net after 19 minutes.

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While the victory ensured that the reigning champions have one leg in the 11th Women AFCON, the Falcons are keen to make it a double over the Gambians in the return leg at the Agege Stadium, Lagos on Monday.

Preparations for the second leg has already kick-started for the Falcons in Gambia before they head to Lagos to round off.