U20 Women’s World Cup: Nigeria beats Canada, to face the Netherlands in quarter-final

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U20 Women’s World Cup -Nigeria beats Canada, to face the Netherlands in quarter-final

U20 Women’s World Cup -Nigeria beats Canada, to face the Netherlands in quarter-final

The Nigeria U-20 women ‘s team, the Falconets, will face the Netherlands in the quarter-final phase of the ongoing FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup taking place in Costa Rica.

The Falconets early Thursday morning rounded off their group stage campaign in style; beating Canada 3-1 at the Estadio Alajuela Morera Soto.

Coach Chris Danjuma’s ladies had before now relied on late goals to secure slim 1-0 wins over France and the Korea Republic but the game against Canada was a completely different ball game.

Interestingly, it was the Canadian girls that drew the first blood, albeit from an error in the Falconets’ defence.

But two goals from the penalty spot by Esther Onyenezide and another goal in the second half by Chioma Olise saw the Falconets cruising to their biggest win so far in the ongoing tournament in Costa Rica.

Head Coach Chris Danjuma said before the Canada tie that his girls would seek to win even though they had already booked their place in the last eight.

For him, it was important for the Falconets to sustain their winning mentality following hard-fought victories over France and Korea Republic.

That was exactly what the Falconets did.

The Falconets nonetheless conceded their first goal of the competition in an accidental manner, following goalkeeper Omini Oyono’s poor management of a backpass from Jumoke Alani.

The error granted Kala Novak a fortuitous goal in less than two minutes into the game.

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