Nigeria vs South Korea: Super Falcons claim first win at 2019 Women's World Cup

Nigeria vs South Korea: Tremendous Falcons declare initially acquire at 2019 Women’s Environment Cup

The Super Falcons, overwhelmed in its opening activity by Norway, bounced back again courtesy of an individual-aim by Korea’s Kim Do-yeun and Oshoala’s high-quality second half strike.

Oshoala, who gained the Golden Ball and Golden Boot at the less than-20 Environment Cup in 2014, underlined her track record as 1 of the most thrilling gamers in the sport by sealing her team’s victory by rounding off a fantastic Nigerian shift 15 minutes from time.

The 24-calendar year-aged, a 3-time African footballer of the 12 months, raced on to the Chidinma Okeke’s great by means of ball in advance of accelerating absent from her marker and rolling the ball past the goalkeeper.

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“At initially, I assume we had been a small bit afraid of shedding and heading out,” Oshoala instructed the competition’s official site right after the match.

“But right after a while we just made a decision to go for it. I constantly say that I am by no means below force — I just go on the pitch and do my work. It is really an 11-participant game and I just glimpse to delight in the game, have fun and do the proper factor for my staff. The group is large open now. We just have to focus now on earning confident we get the factors we need to have against France.”

Oshoala, who signed a a few-yr offer with Barcelona last month after an extraordinary spell on bank loan from Chinese club Dalian Quanjian, has liked a stellar period.

During her 4-thirty day period spell at Barcelona, she scored 8 targets in 11 appearances and aided the club arrive at the Champions League final.

Nigeria's forward Asisat Oshoala (R) reacts as she scores a goal against South Korea.

She also grew to become the to start with African woman to participate in and rating in the remaining of the level of competition however it was not more than enough to reduce a 4-1 defeat by French side Lyon Feminines.

Her target capped a miserable afternoon for the Koreans which experienced gifted its opponent a 29th minute guide via Kim’s possess-aim.

Its aggravation was even further improved when Lee Geu-min’s strike was dominated out for offside with her aspect trailing 1-.

The defeat all but finishes South Korea’s hopes of qualifying for the subsequent stage right after it was thrashed by host nation France in the opening match of the tournament.

It also leaves Korea, ranked 14th in the entire world, with no a issue or aim to its name.

Nigeria will just take on France in its closing group video game on Monday when South Korea usually takes on Norway

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