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Falconets beat Korea Republic, qualify for FIFA #U20WWC quarterfinals


The Falconets of Nigeria have qualified for the quarterfinals of the ongoing FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica.

The Nigerian side beat Korea Republic 0-1 to win their second consecutive match at the tournament.

Esther Onyenezide fired a canon in the 82nd minute from a long range to beat keeper Kim and break the deadlock.

Falconet Esther Onyenezide
Falconet Esther Onyenezide

There was no breakthrough in the first half of the match between Nigeria and Korea Republic.

The Falconets started very well, but their Korean opponents grew into the game, and even hit the post from a free kick.

As at half time it was South Korea  0-0 Nigeria.

Onyenezide kept probing for a long time and finally finds the net for the Falconets in the dying minute.

The Falconets, who seemed to like late goals, scored a very beautiful one at that.

Onyenezide lined up her shot to perfection, sending a belter past the Korean keeper, and the Nigerian girls just had to ‘Buga’ for the culture.

The Falconets extended their unbeaten run to nine matches in the competition, including the qualifiers, now with six points after two wins out of two games.

Coach Christopher Danjuma dedicated the victory over Korea Republic to Nigerians, particularly those who stayed awake to watch and support the Falconets.

Full time: South Korea 0-1 Nigeria

Watch video of the goal below:

Meanwhile, there was a wild celebration by the team, the moment ‘BuGa’ by Kizz Daniel went off the speakers of the Estadio Alajuela Morera Soto in Costa Rica.

It was a great win for the Nigerian team who qualified for the quarter finals.


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