Costa Rica 2022: Sensational Falconets Defeat Canada to Set New U20 World Cup Record

Costa Rica 2022: Sensational Falconets Defeat Canada to Set New U20 World Cup Record

Babajide Orevba
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:09 PM
  • Falconets have set a new record for themselves following their victory over Canada at the U20 Women's World Cup
  • Having beaten France and South Korea earlier, the Nigerian ladies maintain their 100 per cent record at the tournament
  • It is the very first time a Nigerian team will win all their group matches at the competition

The Falconets have continued their impressive run at the ongoing FIFA U20 Women's World Cup in Costa Rica.

Nigeria walloped Canada 3-1 in Alajuela on Thursday morning to finish the group stage with a 100 per cent record.

Going into the fixture, Nigeria had already secured the quarterfinal ticket, but the coach of the side, Chris Danjuma, assured that his girls will go for the win.

Falconets, Nigeria, Canada, Costa Rica
Falconets defeat Canada 3-1 at the FIFA U20 Women's World Cup in Costa Rica. Photo: @NGSuper_Falcons
Source: Twitter

They already defeated France and South Korea in their first two matches, but they conceded their first goal of the competition in an accidental manner against Canada.

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Goalkeeper Omini Oyono’s poor management of a backpass from Jumoke Alani teed up Kala Novak for an easy goal in the opening minutes.

Esther Onyenezide, pulled one back for Nigeria from the penalty spot in the 24th minute after defender Mia Pante had handled the ball in the danger area.

And again, Onyenedize completed her brace from the spot when she slotted home in the 32nd minute after the referee penalised Simi Awujo for a dangerous play against Mercy Idoko.

The impressive Falcontes then extended their lead after Imuran, again with a visionary cross, set up substitute Chioma Olise for Nigeria’s third goal.

Their impressive run in the group stage earns the Falconets a quarter-final date with The Netherlands in Alajuela from 1 am on Monday (Nigeria time).

Amaju Pinnick undecided over 3rd term bid

Sports Brief earlier reported that the president of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has disclosed that he will no longer grant interviews in the country.

As he is set to conclude his second tenure as the NFF boss, reports claimed the FIFA and CAF executive is considering election into the Glass House for the third time.

A section of the Nigerian media had claimed Pinnick said he had received several calls from “very influential Nigerians” to seek re-election.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.