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2022 FIFA U20 WWC: Nigeria's Falconets beat South Korea to Progress to Quarter-Final

By Emmanuel Oladele - In the early hours of Monday, the Nigeria U20 Women National Team, the Falconets, defeated their South Korean Counterparts in their Matchday 2 of the 2022 FIFA U20 Women's World Cup in Costa Rica. After a delayed kickoff due to heavy downpour in Alajuela, the game started at around 22:13 WAT, instead of 21:00 WAT.

Esther Chinemerem Onyenezide's long range effort from outside the 18-yard box was enough to earn Nigeria the deserved victory in an encounter the Falconets so much dominated. The midfielder received a solo pass from Cristabel Okwuchukwu, and propelled the a long ball past South Korean Goalkeeper Kyeong-hee Kim in the 83rdd minute. See match details below;


MATCH RESULTS

• 14/08/2022. South Korea  0-1   Nigeria - Full-Time

Goalscorer

• Esther Chinemerem Onyenezide ⚽83' - Nigeria (Asst. C. C. Okwuchukwu)


Nigeria now top Group C with 6 points after two Group Games and have qualified for the Quarter-Final ahead of South Korea, France and Canada. See Group C Standing below;

GROUP C STANDINGS

Nigeria next game will be against Canada on Thursday 18th August, 03:00 Nigeria Time (+1 GMT), another early morning game because of time difference. South Korea will also face France at same time to complete Group Stage Games for Group C.

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