African champions, the Super Falcons of Nigeria, have revived their hopes of advancing to the knock-out phase of the 2019 Fifa Women’s World Cup in France with a 2-0 win over Asian powerhouse South Korea on Wednesday.
Concise News reports that D Y KIM did what she will not like to recall by scoring an own goal in the 29th minute to give Nigeria a 1-0 lead at half-time.
Thereafter in the second half, Barcelona forward and the immediate past African footballer of the year, Asisat Oshoala, netted a goal she would love to watch over and over again.
The 24-year-old striker used pace and strength to get away from her marker, then rounded the keeper before slotting home from a tight angle.
With this win, Nigeria have joined France and Norway on three points in Group A, while Korea Republic are in trouble, as the Asians will need to beat the Norwegians convincingly to have a chance of advancing.
Nigeria had kicked off the tournament on Saturday on a poor note, losing 3-0 to Norway, while Korea were trounced 4-0 by the host nation.
“At first, I think we were a little bit scared of losing and going out,” Oshoala said after the game, “But after a while we just decided to go for it.
“I always say that I’m never under pressure – I just go on the pitch and do my job. It’s an 11-player game and I just look to enjoy the game, have fun and do the right thing for my team. The group is wide open now. We just have to concentrate now on making sure we get the points we need against France.”