Nigeria’s U-20 female national team, the Falconets, has crushed Canada to set up a date with Holland in the quarterfinals of the ongoing FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
The Falconets defeated Canada 3-1, in their last group C game, on Thursday morning in a clash at the Alajuela stadium in Costa Rica.
Nigeria defeated France in their first match by 1-0, then proceeded to defeat South Korea in their second game by 1-0 before ending the group games by thrashing Canada 3-1 to qualify with 9 points.
Head Coach, Chris Musa, said before the encounter that his girls would seek to win, to sustain their winning mentality.
Nigeria has only conceded one goal in all three matches in the competition.
The falconets conceded their first goal of the competition accidentally, following goalkeeper Omini Oyono’s poor management of a backpass from Jumoke Alani that granted Kala Novak a fortuitous goal in less than two minutes.
Esther Onyenezide leveled up from the penalty spot in the 24th minute, she also came through for the Falconets again in the 32nd minute, from the penalty spot after which Chioma Olise’s header gave Nigeria the third goal in the closing minutes of the second half.