By Eniola Olatunji
Nigeria’s Falconers late on Sunday night gleefully became the first team to qualify for the 2022 world cup quarter final poking stubborn South Korean babes 1-0 in group C.
Forward Onyenezide scored the goal in the 83rd minute to make Bandit stricken Nigerians to go into a frenzy forgetting the pains of terrible insecurity but savouring the continued glory her women had been piling at least in the last Birmingham Commonwealth games where all the medals haul were from the irrisistable ladies.
A scanty 482 fans of the ousted Costa Rican watched Ref Marta Huerta de Aza from Spain handle the match sternly flashing one yellow card a piece to both sides. From 7 fouls to Nigeria and 10 to South Korea who plays physical football like any African team.
The Nigerians played relentless football holding the ball better and making better passes.
Nigeria had by the same margin beaten France in the opening game of the group.
So Nigeria leads comfortably with full six points.
Matches are being affected by continuous by rainfall as the Nigerian match had to face a slight delay before commencement. The match against France you will recall was put on hold for a while in the 20th minute.
Falconets ticket to the quarters will be confirmed when they defeat Canada in the last group game on Wednesday at 2000. The last game between France and South Korea will be played simultaneously that day.