Onyenezide Scores As Falconets Defeat South Korea to Qualify for Women’s U20 World Cup Quarterfinal

Onyenezide Scores As Falconets Defeat South Korea to Qualify for Women’s U20 World Cup Quarterfinal

  • Falconets continued their blistering run at the ongoing FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup after defeating South Korea
  • The Nigerian ladies, who beat France in their opening group game, now top with six points
  • Esther Onyenezide found the back of the net with a superb strike in the 83rd minute as they secure a quarterfinal ticket

Nigeria’s Falconets continued their 100 per cent record at the ongoing FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup after defeating their counterparts from South Korea 1-0.

It was a tense battle in Costa Rica as both nations clashed, but the Nigerians left it late before securing all three points.

It is now six points from a possible six for Nigeria, who are now leading Group C and have qualified for the tournament's quarter-finals.

Falconets, Nigeria, South Korea
Falconets celebrate a goal at the FIFA Women's U20 World Cup in Costa Rica. Photo: @CAFwomen
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And it was Esther Onyenezide who found the back of the net with a superb strike in the 83rd minute.

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Complete Sports also confirmed that her goal, which won the match for the Nigerian side, also earned her the player of the match.

The Falconets will now play Canada in their last game on August 18.

How Falconets defeated France in their opening match

Meanwhile, Nigeria’s Falconets kick-started their campaign in the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup with victory after defeating their counterparts from France 1-0.

Flourish Sabastine scored the game's only goal to put Nigeria on top of Group D, which has Canada and South Korea.

Nigeria’s coach Christopher Danjuma had selected captain Oluwatosin Demehin and 20 others for the 19-day championship.

Ghana on the brink of FIFA U20 Women's World Cup exit

Meanwhile, Sports Brief earlier reports that Maika Hamano scored twice from the spot in the space of ten minutes as Japan defeated Ghana to take a huge leap to the next stage of the FIFA U20 Women's World Cup.

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After a difficult first half, the defending champions returned from the break very determined to take all three points.

Just after the hour mark, the Asians were rewarded a penalty which was expertly executed by Maika Hamano.

Source: Sports Brief News

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