Super Falcons of Nigeria began their campaign at the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France with a 3-0 defeat against Norway on Saturday.
It was a run-through for Norway, who started the match impressively from the blast of the whistle.
Nigeria conceded the first goal in the 17th minute when Gur Reiten scored for Norway after receiving a superb assist from Caroline Graham. Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala almost restored parity for Nigeria in the 22nd minute when she gained possession from a long ball by Onome, but she blasted over the bar.
The Norwegian women scored their second goal in the 33rd minute through Lisa Marie and it was Gur Reiten who assisted the goal.
Six minutes later, things turned sour for the Super Falcons as defender Ohale Osinachi netted an own-goal to give Norway a three-goal lead inside the first 40 minutes.
Women’s 2019 World Cup in France is expected to be played for a month, with the final of the championship to be played in Lyon on July 7. 24 nations will take part in the tournament which splits across six groups of four.
By Oluwatoyin Adeleye