WATCH: Nigeria Lose First Match Of U-20 Women’s World Cup
The Nigeria female team were today edged by Germany in their opening game in the ongoing FIFA under-20 Women’s World Cup.
Falconets of Nigeria fell to a 1-0 goal to Germany.
Stefanie Saunders’ second-half lone goal sealed a victory for the German side.
The goal came in the 69th minute when the Europeans claimed the lead following a corner and resulting header that struck the crossbar. The loose ball fell to Sanders, who knocked home from close range to put the Germans in front.
Nigeria had the chance to get a goal but they were denied by the goalpost.
The team, led by Christopher Danjuma gave their all against a more superior side and would be expecting a win in their next match against China PR.
The Falconets would face Haiti in their last group game.
One of the Falconets, Rasheedat Adebisi lamented the team’s loss and hoped next game would be different.