The development meant that the Nnadozie, 18, became the youngest goalie to keep a clean sheet at the Women’s World Cup.
She replaced Tochukwu Oluehi following the team’s 3-0 bashing by Norway and got accolades for her composure during the match.
However, she has admitted that playing her first match at the competition made her shiver.
“I told myself before the end of the tournament by God’s Grace I must keep one match, even if it’s just one and I was working for it.”
“Every time in the training I give out my best even if I’m tired I’ll keep pushing.
“So, when I was called upon to keep I was a little bit scared; it was a bit stage for me, I never expected it and even if I had to I felt it wasn’t time,” she told FIFA TV.
“But, I encouraged myself; I had been doing it during the friendly matches so I had to do it and show myself. The Coach called me and said ‘This is your time, use it.’”