Nigeria’s U20 ladies, Falconets set a World Cup group stage excellent history for them selves following beating Canada 3-1 in Alajuela on Thursday early morning to finish with a best 9 factors out of nine in Group C.
Head Mentor, Chris Danjuma Musa said before the encounter that his ladies would request to acquire even as a quarter-remaining ticket was by now in the bag, in buy to maintain their successful mentality subsequent tricky-fought victories in excess of France and Korea Republic. That was particularly what the Falconets did.
Africa’s most effective workforce conceded their 1st objective of the competitors in an accidental manner, following goalkeeper Omini Oyono’s bad management of a backpass from Jumoke Alani that granted Kala Novak a fortuitous goal in significantly less than two minutes.
“It was wonderful for us to appear back again from that setback, and also conceding 1st in the tournament. We confirmed character and spirit, and that would be large for us heading ahead in the competitiveness,” Musa stated following the match.
Midfield impresario Esther Onyenezide, whose vicious curling shot attained all 3 points in opposition to Korea Republic late on, to mail the Falconets into the final 8 on Monday morning, scored from the penalty location in the 24th minute to pull the Falconets stage. Defender Mia Pante experienced dealt with the ball from a Blessing Okpe shot in the box.
The Falconets appeared composed and surefooted in the center with the return of Deborah Abiodun, who sat out the encounter with the Koreans, and Chiamaka Okwuchukwu also performed an inspired video game immediately after starting up for the initial time in the tournament. Her business header from a Blessing Okpe cross in the 15th moment missed narrowly.
Onyenezide shot Nigeria ahead, also from the spot, in the 32nd moment minute, right after Simi Awujo’s risky perform in opposition to Mercy Idoko, as the latter went for a header from Rofiat Imuran’s inswinger, was penalized.
In the extra time of first interval, Idoko arrived close to scoring her 1st objective of the event, but her touch from another Imuran inswinger kissed the upright.
In the 2nd 50 percent, the Falconets added speed and brilliant use of room to their game, and it was no shock when Imuran, yet again with a visionary cross, established up substitute Chioma Olise for Nigeria’s 3rd goal.
Their imperial marketing campaign in the group stage earns the Falconets a quarter-final day with The Netherlands in Alajuela as from 1am on Monday (Nigeria time).