The Super Falcons defeated Australia 3-2 on Thursday at Brisbane Stadium. The Nigerian women defeated their opponent to claim their first victory in the competition and the fifth in the Women’s World Cup’s history.
Prior to the match, the PUNCH noted that the nine-time African champions had only four wins in the competition’s history: two in 1999 (against North Korea and Denmark), one against Canada in 2011, and one against North Korea again in 2019.
The Super Falcons’ chances of reaching the round of 16 have improved following Canada’s 2-1 victory over Ireland on Wednesday.
The Falcons earned a commendable point in their first tournament match, displaying defensive skill, with goalie Chiamaka Nnadozie saving a penalty.
Australia defeated Japan 2-0 in their only prior Women’s World Cup match in 2015.