Falconets Seal Quarter-finals Qualification


A late wonder strike from Esther Onyenezide earned Nigeria’s Falconets a hard fought 1-0 win against South Korea in their second Group C game at the FIFA U-20 women’s World Cup in Sunday.

With the tight contest heading for a goalless draw, Onyenezide got the winner to secure the Falconets’ second win of the tournament.


It is now a third consecutive win for the Falconets against South Korea in the history of the U-20 women’s World Cup.

The coach Christopher Danjuma-tutored side will face Canada in their final group game on Wednesday by 3am Nigerian time.


Just like the their first game against France, the Falconets saw their fixture versus South Korea billed to kickoff at 9pm shifted to 10.15pm due to heavy rain.

The game eventually commenced with the Falconets creating the first attempt on goal in the third minute through Bashirat Amoo, who tried a long range effort from a free kick but was calmly saved by keeper Kim Kyeong-Hee.

Four minutes later South Korea went…

Source: Complete Sports