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North Korea 2 – 6 Nigeria: Falconets Romp Into World Cup Final

North Korea 2 – 6 Nigeria: Falconets Romp Into World Cup Final

Nigeria’s Falconets on Wednesday thumped North Korea 6-2 to reach the final of the FIFA Women U-20 World Cup in Canada.

Peter Dedevbo’s girls went into the lead as early as the 2nd minute through Courtney Dike who scored her second goal in five games when she latched unto a through pass and rounded the Korean keeper K. Chol Ok to sweep home.

The goal-scoring job then fell to Asisat Oshoala who grabbed four goals in this game. The intelligent forward bore down at goal, side steps Ok in Korea goal and buries the ball home in the 24th minute. It was her fourth goal in five goals for the Nigerian team. At this time, it was Nigeria 2, North Korea 0 but that was not the end of the story.

R. Un Sim scored a brilliant goal in the 31st minute when she half volleyed a good cross which beat Sandra Chichi in Nigerian goal.

Uchechi Sunday volleyed home Nigeria’s third goal from Oshoala’s cross. It was Sunday’s first touch of the ball after her introduction into the game when she replaced Courtney Dike.

Oshoala was at it again in the 60th minute. The striker blasted home a cracking shot off a Loveth Ayila pass to score her fifth goal in five games. A this juncture, the Koreans must admittedly had given up as it was almost impossible to recover from the Nigerian destruction despite being presented with a scarce hope when they converted a 62nd minute penalty through J. So Yon.

Oshoala grabbed her last goal of the game when she ‘stole’ the ball from an absent-minded defender who was about to make a back pass to her goalkeeper in the 85th minute of the game.

The Falconets have now reached the final of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup for the second time after the feat achieved in 2010. The Nigerian side lost 2-0 to hosts, Germany on that occasion.

Nigeria will play the winner between Germany and France. Both European giants play at 12 midnight.

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 21
  • Clem de moon 4 years ago

    Oshoala legend in the making!

  • Magnus Agunna 4 years ago

    This Falconets are coming back with the cup

  • Dr.Drey 4 years ago

    Awesome…… Awesome performance by d girls against the Dreaded asians. I can spot about 6 of these girls that can step up to the falcons straight away for d AWC in october. Igbinovia was magnificient, Njoku was @ her bullish best, Abasi reminded me of Florence Omagbemi while Asissat’the Assassin’ Oshola made me reminiscence Perpertua ‘pepe’ Nkwocha. Not forgetin Super Sunday, Courtney ‘ajebo’ Dike (she’s quite low on stamina tho…and stil cant last 90mins). I say more grease to ur elbows girls. Bt not uhuru yet. All these wil b a waste if dat cup dsnt cm home. Dont worry abt the burnt NFF secretariat, we wil look for a place to keep the trophy wen u bring it home girls

  • Weldone girls,it was a good performanc.lv d way u girls made use of d space.kudos

  • Thank God and thank you ladies. Let’s show the world that Africa deserve some class. Please go out there on Sunday and get the job done. God bless Nigeria!

  • olubukola daniels 4 years ago

    Lol it looks as if d korea goalkeeper is afraid of ebola…

  • Ayodele Daniels 4 years ago

    Wow! Wat an amazing goals scored by our beautiful angels. Falconets you all deserve to be crown the African best of this tournamen after you have made us proud to reach another final second time by beating North Korea. I am very for you all. well, the job is not done yet until you bring that beautiful cup back home. Falconets …Go! Conquer the world and we will rejoice with you.

  • The ladies did very well and i congratulate them togather with the coach.

  • TruthisBitter 4 years ago

    Welldone our heroins….you made us proud beyond expectation…..you are definitely the best in what you do…..keep flying the flag and make us more proud by brringing the cup home against one of your dreaded foes GERMANY….the last time you guys met….though they won…..it wasnt easy for them even at their backyard but now….I see you flying above the Germans

  • ilyas taiwo hassan 4 years ago

    I proud of u all d ladies i say weldone 2 u all.up falconet up 9ja.

  • ozioma ugorji 4 years ago

    This is good for female football, they should try to win the cup to surpass their 2010 feat.

  • ozioma ugorji 4 years ago

    This is good for female football, they should try to win the cup to surpass their 2010 feat. Congratulation Nigeria.

  • Giwa Taiwo 4 years ago

    It is not over until when it is over. Please , maintain the tempo & ensure that the cup is your. Wishing you success in final against Germany on Sunday. Kudos to all the technical crews & the girls!!!

  • solomon ekuvero 4 years ago

    Good work girls all nigerian are waiting for d cup

  • James 4 years ago

    What a fantastic match? For sure, Nigerians are proud of these girls. Well done! We are waiting for the cup in Africa. May the good Lord be on your side, amen. As I said yesterday, there should be no Senator or Honourable member of the House in attendance. They should not go to Canada to cheer the Faconets up. There is no invitation extended to them.

  • Maurice Tega 4 years ago

    This ladies are amazing… I love u ladies, go get the gerwomen. I love that lady oshoala, she is just like pepectual.

  • That’s my girl Oshoila,off guys

  • Asumo 4 years ago

    Well done girlz,u make us proud. I prayed that Almighty God will crown all your effort.

  • Well done girls up 9ja

  • Abiola Ajiteru 4 years ago

    Oh! God of mercy Congratulations! Super Falconets you are real warriors? More lessons to be learnt against Germany? Anyway no one looks at our dear falconets as favourite. In short glory be to God we are there and we shall win this coming Super Sunday for our dearly great country Nigeria. Look at Germany team they are good with clinical finishing but by the God’s grace they are no match in front of our Super falconet. Miss GK you must open your mouth and stay calm for Germans they cannot threat you. Calm your defenders and give them confidence. To my dear MF, Ayinde, Ayila and the likes of my dear Captain play with your mind, hold ball with gentility, physicalilty and distribute your pass accurate to our dear attackers. Attackers a lesson for you all, don’t waste pass in front of Germany they are very good inside the box 18. Defenders watch your hand inside the box?? dont concede useless penalty? Coaches, use your wings wisely, shoot at goals their goal keeper not so good, don’t allow them (among 13,18,11,9,8,6) to do with ball they are not so good when it comes to Nigeria fitness. Germany depends on the aforementioned but minds my words just neutralize them simple. Njoku must be ready to do great work likewise okoye for our wings to work with attackers. Don’t relax until the final whistle no country is ready to play with Nigeria with easiness. Show to them we are capable and ready for the cup. Overall, collectively we shall overcome Germany on Sunday. We are not going for revenge but we shall win simple with goals by the God’s grace. Long live Federal Republic of Nigeria ,good super sunday for falconets

  • It was a wonderful performance.