Nigeria tops the Group C in the 2022 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup holding in Costa Rica as Nigeria’s Women U-20 national team, the Falconets beat South Korea 1-0 in their Sunday match.
Esther Onyenezide’s late strike gave the Falconets their second match victory of the tournament.
The Falconets now is to face Canada in their last group match on Wednesday.
The Falconets made their first attempt to score a goal in the third minute through Bashirat Amoo, who tried a long-range effort from a free kick but was calmly saved by South Korea keeper Kim Kyeong-Hee.
In the 22nd minute, the Koreans went on the attack again with Lee Soo-In hitting a long-range strike but the ball hit woodwork.
With four minutes left in the first half, Amoo made a long-range strike which went off target.
Five minutes into the second half, Onyenezide tried a long cross into the area on the back of a pouring attack but South Korea’s keeper rose high to claim the ball.
In the 82nd minute, the goal finally came thanks to a brilliant long-range strike from Onyenezide which flew past the Korean keeper into the back of the net.
With the victory Nigeria’s Falconets have qualify for the quarter-finals despite having the outstanding match against Canada.
In their first match of the tournament, Nigeria’s Falconets beat the French U-20 women’s national team with a 1-0 similar margin.
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