COMPETITIONS

SUPER FALCONS OF NIGERIA STUN TAEGEUK NANGJA OF KOREA REPUBLIC TO RECORD FIRST WIN AT FEMALE WORLD CUP

It was a cheerful day for Nigerians as they celebrated their newly approved democracy day with the female national team doing them proud at the on-going FIFA women’s world cup in France.

The Falcons had to bounce back from a dreadful 3-1 loss to Norway in their opening match of the competition.

The game went underway at the Stade De Alpes in Grenoble and Nigeria took advantage of a VAR assisted own goal by Kim Doyeon in the 29th minute of the game to take the lead. The game continued with both teams pressing on each other for another goal in the game with the Koreans trying to cause more havoc.

The teams went in on the break with Nigeria in the lead. The second half began and continued in like fashion until the 75th minute of the game when Assisat Oshoala (Super Zee) latched on to a delightful long pass from Chidinma Okeke before shoving off a  Korean defender and rounding the goalie to score a stunning goal.

The victory saw the team level on points with their Norwegian counterparts only separated by goal difference. Their next game is against the host France on the 17th of June by 20.00 GMT.

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