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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Nigeria U20 women beat Canada 3-1 in World Cup

The Falconets kept their World Cup hopes alive with a 3-1 win over Canada courtesy of goals from Chinasa Uchendu, Joy Bokiri and Chinwendu Ihezuo.

In the match played at the Bava Park, the Falconets went behind to Canada in the 15th minute when Gabrielle Carle fired past Nigerian goalkeeper.

Uchendu fired in Falconets' equalizer from the penalty spot after a Canadanian play handled the ball in the area.
Bokiri gave Nigeria the lead immediately after the restart, rifling from close range after the Canadian failed to properly clear the ball from their area.
Peter Dedevbo's girls extended their lead in the 73rd minute though Ihezuo who capitalised on a mistake by the goalkeeper Foster to tap the ball into an empty net.
This win takes Nigeria to third to goal difference and will face Group B table-toppers, Spain on Sunday, November 20 while Canada face Japan on that same day.

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