Nigeria’s Falconets bounced back from their defeat to Japan to record their first win as they beat Canada 3-1 in their second Group B game at the on-going FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday morning.
Canada took the lead on 15 minutes through Gabrielle Carle who hit a left-foot shot on to the far corner off a cutback from Deanne Rose.
One minute into added time Chinasa Uchendu drew the Falconets level from the penalty spot after Canada skipper Bianca St Georges handled the ball inside the 18-yard box.
he Falconets went 2-1 up in the 46th minute after Joy Bokiri smashed in a left-foot shot after an initial clearance by a Canadian defender came off Chiwendu Ihezuo and on to the path of Bokiri.
And in the 73rd minute Ihezuo made it 3-1 after pouncing on a poor clearance by Canada keeper Rules Foster to slid the ball into an empty net.
The win moves the Falconets to third in Group B.
The Falconets will face Spain in their next game on Sunday.
In the group’ s other game on Wednesday Spain pipped Japan 1-0, who had beaten Nigeria 6-0 on Sunday.