Ottawa – Nigeria’s Falconets thrashed New Zealand 4-1 to book a semifinal spot at the ongoing FIFA U -20 Women's World Cup in Canada.
Asisat Oshoala and Uchechi Sunday grabbed a brace each for the Falconets giving the team an edge over their opponents.
The Peter Dedevbo side opened scoring just 31 seconds into kick off through a header from Asisat Oshoala. That goal came through a cross from Ugo Njoku. Oshoala netted another goal 12 minutes later to put scores 2-0.
Both teams struggled to control possession of the game but the Falconets showed their dominance against the kiwis. The teams went on half time with the Nigerian side leading.
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Peter Dedevbo pulled out Courtney Dike, Loveth Ayinla and Chinwendu Ihezuo and replaced them with Uchenna Kanu, Yetunde Adeboyejo and Uchechi Sunday respectively.
Uchechi later got a goal for the Falconets six minutes to full time.
With scores at 3-0, New Zealand struggled to get back into the game. Their loan goal came in the 88 minutes through Emma Rolston.
A late minute goal from Uchechi finally gave the Falconets a 4-1 victory.
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