World Cup: Falconets Overpower Canada, Maintain Perfect Group Record
Written by City Radio on August 18, 2022
The Falconets overturned a goal deficit to thrash Canada 3-1 in their last Group C game at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup early Thursday.
A goalkeeping error had gifted the Canadians a second-minute lead via a Kaila Novak strike.
But it took Nigeria 22 minutes to go level. Esther Onyenezide finished from the spot, after a Canadian defender handled a goal-bound shot, to bring her team to par.
Their imperial campaign in the group stage earns the Falconets a quarter-final date with The Netherlands in Alajuela as from 1am on Monday (Nigeria time).