Nigerians Hail Falconets Comeback Against Canada
Nigerians have continued to hail the impressive performance of the Super Falconets in the ongoing women’s under 20 team as the Falconets defeated Canada 3-1 in a Group C fixture played in the early hours of Thursday, August 18, 2022.
The Falconets came into the fixture against Canada with two victories to start their campaign at the 2022 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica.
It was the third game for the Falconets at the Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto in Alajuela.
The Falconets final group game was going on simultaneously with the other fixture involving France and South Korea
While the Falconets were victorious against France and then South Korea, Canada lost both games to the other group rivals.
They did however start well against Nigeria to take the lead in the Kaila Novak as early as the 2nd minute.
The Falconets would get the equalizer when Esther Onyenezide converted a penalty after a handball by Canada.
Onyenezide also scored the second for the Falconets from the penalty spot after a dangerous tackle by Canada.
The Falconets went to the halftime break with the lead despite falling behind early.
In the second half, the Falconets were able to contain their opponents and were rewarded with a late third goal scored by Chioma Olise.
Following the impressive performance, Nigerians have praised the team for their outstanding performance throughout the group stage.
Read some of the reactions:
Wonderful performance from the FALCONETS.
The coach and the entire team will need to work alot harder to completely tame that tricky NETHERLANDS..
Weldone girls, una no make me regret say I watch Una..
3am no be yam, lols
Why are our girls not trending they’ve been playing so well. Through to the quarter finals, these young ladies are on fire. #FIFAU20WWC #U20WWC #SuperFalconets #Nigeria
I hope the super falcons are learning one or two things from the falconets. See beautiful football from those girls. #SuperFalconets 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 Go girls
Another win for the #SuperFalconets
Wow!!! Let’s bring the glory where it belong.