In a thrilling Women’s World Cup match on Thursday, the Nigerian Super Falcons has emerged triumphant, defeating Australia 3-2 at the Brisbane Stadium.
This victory not only marks Nigeria’s first win in the competition but also their fifth win in the history of the Women’s World Cup.
Prior to the game, it was reported that the nine-time African champions had only achieved four wins in the history of the tournament.
They secured two wins during the 1999 edition against North Korea and Denmark, one win against Canada in 2011, and another win in the 2019 edition with a 2-0 victory over North Korea.
This crucial win against Australia strengthens the Super Falcons’ chances of advancing to the round of 16, especially after Canada secured a 2-1 victory against Ireland the previous day.
During their opening match at the tournament, the Falcons demonstrated an impressive defensive performance, including goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie’s remarkable penalty save, which contributed to securing a commendable point for the team.
In their previous encounter at the Women’s World Cup in 2015, Australia emerged victorious with a 2-0 scoreline. However, this time around, the Falcons have settled the score and emerged triumphant.
The Nigerian team’s outstanding performance has captivated fans and ignited hopes for a successful tournament.
As the competition progresses, all eyes will be on the Super Falcons, eager to witness their further accomplishments.