Asisat Oshoala and an own goal by Do-Yeon Kim earned Nigeria their first win at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.
Oshoala turned in a player of the match performance as the Super Falcons defeated South Korea 2-0 on Wednesday in Grenoble to keep alive their hopes of progressing to the knockout rounds of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
After suffering a 3-0 loss to Norway in their opening game and in dire need of a win against a Korean side who also went down 4-0 to France in their opening match, the African champions went ahead on the half-hour mark courtesy of an own goal.
Nigeria started on the back foot as Korea piled pressure on the defence that sat back. The defence was resolute as it held its frame despite missing the injured Faith Michael who was replaced by Chidinma Okeke. Read more