Nigeria Get Africa’s First Win At 2019 Women’s World Cup

Nigeria’s Super Falcons recorded a first win for Africa in their second Group A game on Wednesday after beating South Korea 2-0. Both sides had lost their opening games.

While South Korea lost 0-4 to hosts France, Nigeria lost 0-3 to Norway on Matchday 1. After the first round of matches, none of the three African participants in the tournament picked any points. After the Super Falcons’ loss, South Africa’s Banyana Banyana lost 1-3 to Spain on Saturday, June 8. Cameroon’s Indomitable Lionesses played two days later but lost by a lone goal to their counterparts from Canada.

On Wednesday, when the second round of matches began, the Falcons took their chances against the round of play to pick all the three points. An own goal by Kim Do-yeon in the 29th minute was the needed boost for the Africans on their way to victory

They held on up to the 75th minute, when three-time African Women’s Footballer of the Year Asisat Oshoala scored a spectacular goal to put the game beyond the Asians. The Falcons go level on points with France and Norway, who later play each other at Stade des Alpes.

Nigeria’s final group match will be against the hosts, on Monday, June 17.