‘Just like Ronaldo’ – Nigerians praise Penalty queen Esther Onyenezide after Falconets beat Canada 3-1 to top Group C
Nigeria’s women’s under 20 team known 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.