Nigeria Crash Out of Under 20 World Cup After Disappointing Defeat Against Netherlands

Nigeria Crash Out of Under 20 World Cup After Disappointing Defeat Against Netherlands

  • Super Falconets have crashed out at the ongoing Under 20 World Cup, losing to the Netherlands in the quarterfinal
  • The Nigerian girls had won their first three games in this competition before crashing out in the last eight
  • Zera Hilswit and Ziva Henry scored the two goals that condemned the Super Falconets to a 2-0 defeat

Super Falconets of Nigeria have been sent out of the 2022 Under 20 Women's World Cup after losing to the Netherlands 2-0 on Monday morning, 22 August, in what was a disappointing loss.

Coach Danjuma and his wards started their campaign in this tournament on an impressive note beating France and also went on to win their remaining two games in the Group stages.

Considering this superb performance, the expectations and thoughts of many Nigerians were for the Super Falconets to beat the Netherlands, which they were unable to do.

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Nigeria crash out of Under 20 World Cup after a disappointing defeat against Holland. Photo by Buda Mendes
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Before the encounter, Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa reached out to the girls enjoining them to make the nation proud and also promised to give them a cash gift.

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When did the Netherlands score their goals?

Super Falconets will have themselves to blame for not scoring two goals in the first seven minutes of the game, considering the chances they created against Holland.

The Netherlands then took the lead in the 11th minute through Zera Hilswit and efforts by the Nigerian girls to restore parity were futile, according to the reports on Soccernet and Super Falcons.

Ziva Henry capitalised on a mistake from the Nigerian defence and scored for the Netherlands in the 33rd minute to make it 2-0 and that tie ended with the Super Falconets failing to soar.

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Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Nigerian international Kelechi Iheanacho ripped the net apart in training as Leicester City players train ahead of their Premier League clash with Southampton.

The Foxes, who are yet to win a match this season, will host the Saints at the King Power Stadium on Saturday, August 20, and will be hoping to get their first three points of this campaign.

Iheanacho saw just twenty minutes of action in the opening league game as they lost 4-2 to the Gunners, but he was on the bench during their 2-2 draw with Brentford.