Nigeria rebounds to the Winning Circle

​The 2014 U20 women’s world cup grand finalist, Nigeria returned from its lose to Japan on Sunday to deliver a stunning win against Canada tonight at the Bava Park.

Canada came out in the opening minute to open the scoreboard with the first point of the night when mid fielder Deanne Rose crossed an amazing right footy for striker Gabrielle Carle who laced the footy with a powerful chop into the net to lead 1-0.

Chinwendu Ihezuo and Joy Bokiri of Nigeria pushed forward with every opportunity until the 44th minute when Canada’s Bianca St Georges caused a handball foul after trying to head the ball off the penalty box.

Nigeria's striker Chinaza Uchendu converted the direct penalty for an equalizer at half time.

Nigeria continued to push in the second half bagging two more goals from Chinwendu Ihezuo and Joy Bokiri to extend the lead 3-1.

The brilliant goal from Ihezuo came from a rebound before Bokiri with a stunning scoop from a loose ball lashed out by the goal keeper.

Nigerian coach Peter Dedevbo said he is happy with the win tonight after going down to Japan on Sunday but said they still needed to work on all areas before playing Spain in their next match.



Lamech Jinimbo