Port Moresby - Japan’s Young Nadeshiko hammered reigning
world vice champions Nigeria 6-0 in Group B’s second match at the 8th FIFA U20
Women’s World Cup in Papua New Guinea on Sunday.
Mami Ueno bagged a hat –trick in the encounter while Yuka
Momiki scored twice as the 2010 and 2014 silver medallists fell apart at Bava
Park in Moresby.
Ueno started with a header in the 32nd minute before Momiki
added a second goal three minutes. The first half ended 2-0 in favour of the
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In the second half, Momiki took Japan to 3-0 after 51
minutes, and on 56th minute, defender Mary Ologbosere slotted into her own net
for Japan’s fourth.
The Japanese girls were not done yet as Ueno scored a fifth
before her marvelous sixth, as she waltzed through the Nigerian defence before
The result leaves Nigeria’s Falconets with a mountain to
climb to reach the knock –out stage, as they face Canada on Wednesday and Spain
(who hammered Canada 5-0 in the group’s opening match) next Sunday.For
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