The Super Falcons on Thursday defeated Australia 3-2 at the Brisbane Stadium.
The Nigerian female beat their opponent to record their first win in the competition and the fifth win in the history of the Women’s World Cup.
Before the match, that the nine-time African champions have recorded only four wins in the history of the competition – two at the 1999 edition (against North Korea and Denmark), against Canada in 2011, and at the 2019 edition, where they also recorded a 2-0 win over North Korea.
With the win, the Super Falcon’s chance of reaching the round of 16 have been boosted after Canada secured a 2-1 victory against Ireland on Wednesday.
In their opening match at the tournament, the Falcons displayed defensive prowess, including
goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie saving a penalty, to secure a commendable point.
In their only previous Women’s World Cup meeting in 2015, Australia emerged victorious with a 2-0.
Keep going – Kanu Nwankwo hails Super Falcons after latest win Arsenal legend Kanu Nwankwo has urged Nigeria’s Super Falcons to keep going at the ongoing 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup tournament in Australia.
The former Nigeria international said this while reacting to the Super Falcons’ FIFA World Cup 3-2 win against host nation Australia on Thursday.
Goals from Uchenna Kanu, Osinachi Ohale, and Asisat Oshoala ensured the Super Falcons defeated
Australia at Suncorp Stadium.
Emily van Egmond and Alanna Kennedy also scored for Australia against Randy Waldrum’s side.
Reacting, Kanu, in a tweet on his Twitter handle, congratulated the Super Falcons.
Congratulations, our super falcons, we keep going,” Kanu tweeted.
The Super Falcons will now face the Republic of Ireland in their last Group B encounter next Monday.