Abuja - Nigeria held on to record a 2-1 win over China PR at the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup despite a frenetic final 25 minutes.
Fan Yuqiu scored midway through the second half to cut Nigeria’s lead in half as China PR began to mount a comeback, but Onyinyechukwu Okeke performed admirably in goal for Nigeria as the African's back line held on to a 2-1 win in their first Group D encounter at the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Costa Rica, SuperSport reports.
Nigeria took the lead in the 21st-minute when Uchenna Kanu was the first to get an in-swinging corner kick but Peng Shimeng made a good initial save only to give up a rebound that fell to Rasheedat Ajibade, who made no mistake and broke the deadlock with an emphatic strike.
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