Nigeria Defeats South Korea 1-0 in FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2022
Nigeria Defeats South Korea 1-0 in FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2022: Nigeria defeated South Korea 1-0 in their Group C football match on Sunday.
The match was played as part of the ongoing FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2020 in Costa Rica, and it was Esther Onyenezide’s late strike that gave the honorable Falconets victory at the game. The Nigeria-South Korea game was the Falconets’ second match in the tournament.
The Falconets will face Canada in their final group match on Wednesday.
The match which was scheduled for 9 pm was shifted to 10.15 pm due to heavy rain.
According to Complete Sports, the Falconets made their first attempt to score a goal in the third minute through Bashirat Amoo, who tried a long-range effort from a free kick but was calmly saved by South Korea keeper Kim Kyeong-Hee.
In the 22nd minute, the Koreans went on the attack again with Lee Soo-In hitting a long-range strike but the ball hit woodwork.
With four minutes left in the first half, Amoo made a long-range strike which went off target.
Five minutes into the second half, Onyenezide tried a long cross into the area on the back of a pouring attack but South Korea’s keeper rose high to claim the ball.
In the 82nd minute, the goal finally came thanks to a brilliant long-range strike from Onyenezide which flew past the Korean keeper into the back of the net.