Thursday, August 7, 2014

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup: Nigeria 1-1 Mexico

Nigerian U-20 female team, the Falconets took on Mexico in their ongoing World Cup campaign. The Falconets who have excelled in their last two appearances at the competition; making the semi-finals in Germany and Japan, 2010 and 2012 respectively displayed some of their trademark strength and speed, however, Mexico matching their strength scored the opening goal. Fabiola Ibarra netted her first and only goal against Nigeria in the game.

The Falconets were persistent and kept Mexico's senior national team goalkeeper Cecilia Santiago on her toes as Nigeria's Loveth Ayila angled shots at the goalpost all through the game. The Falconets drew level barely 3 minutes before the second half.
Nigeria narrowly missed a chance to double their score as Ugo Njoku's header from a perfect corner went by Ayila in the second half of the game.
The result leaves Group C finely poised after England and Korea Republic played out a 1-1 draw earlier in the day.