Nigeria beat South Korea 1-0 on Sunday in the Group C football match at the 2022 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica, Complete Sports reports.
Esther Onyenezide’s late strike gave the Falconets victory in their second match of the tournament.
The Falconets will face Canada in their final group match on Wednesday.
The match which was scheduled for 9 pm was shifted to 10.15 pm due to heavy rain.
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OFFICAL: Ibrahim Gusau replaces Pinnick as new NFF President
Ibrahim Gusau arose as the new Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President replacing Amaju Pinnick.
Gusau arose as the champ at the NFF elections held in Benin City on Friday, September 30, 2022.
Following a while of vulnerability, the NFF races occurred with delegates of the world football overseeing body FIFA in participation.
There were 10 qualified contender to supplant Pinnick following eight years of his administration.
The candidates included Hon. Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande, Mallam Adam Mouktar Mohammed, former VPs, Barr. Seyi Akinwunmi and Mallam Shehu Dikko.
Others were Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau, Barr. Musa Amadu, Dr. Christian Emeruwa, Peterside Idah, Alhaji Abba Abdullahi Yola and UK-based David-Buhari Doherty.
In the initial voting results, Gusau recorded 21 votes, Akinwunmi 12 votes, Dikko six votes, Yola and Idah had one vote each.
Gusau the former Zamfara State Football Association chairman would emerge victorious and now lead the NFF for the next four years.
Richarlison racially abused in Brazil’s win over Tunisia
Richarlison was the victim of racial abuse during Brazil’s 5-1 win against Tunisia in Paris on Tuesday evening.
The Tottenham forward scored the second of the Selecao’s five goals at Parc des Princes, but a banana was thrown at him from the stands during his celebrations.
The incident came after Brazil had posed with an anti-racism banner prior to kick-off which read: “Without our Black players, we wouldn’t have stars on our shirts.”
Following the match, Brazil’s football federation tweeted: “After Brazil’s second goal, a banana was thrown towards Richarlison. The CBF reinforces its stance against discrimination and vehemently repudiates yet another episode of racism in football. Whether on or off the field, attitudes like this cannot be tolerated.”
Richarlison also took to Twitter post-match, commenting: “As long as it’s ‘blah blah blah’ and they don’t punish, it will continue like this, happening every day and everywhere. No time bro!”
The incident cast a dark cloud over what was otherwise a fine evening for Brazil. Two goals from Barcelona winger Raphinha, a penalty from a reinvigorated Neymar and one from Flamengo forward Pedro in addition to Richarlison’s strike capped off the Selecao’s pre-World Cup campaign and head to Qatar among the favourites.
Former Rangers star blasts Super Eagles goalkeepers after Algeria defeat
Former Nigeria star Bassey Abobo Akpan has hit out at the ongoing Nigerian goalkeepers in the Super Eagles crew following their high-profile errors.
The Super Eagles have been battling in the goalkeeping department, with Francis Uzoho and Maduka Okoye neglecting to lay down a good foundation for themselves.
Okoye’s slip-up in the games permitted Uzoho to return into the fray, however the ex-Elche man charged worse as he cost Nigeria a spot at the 2022 World Cup.
In spite of the fact that Uzoho kept his place, Okoye got back to the crew for the match against Algeria. However, the Watford shot-blocker didn’t help his cause as he committed one more mistake in the test game against the Algeria B group.
Okoye’s latest error is one among the many mistakes Nigerian goalkeepers have made, and it seems Akpan has had enough.
Akpan, who made ten appearances for Nigeria, admitted that goalkeepers will always make mistakes but not at the rate Nigerian goalkeepers are committing errors.
“Although, admittedly, mistakes are bound to happen occasionally,” Akpan told Brila FM.
“But not as frequently as has been experienced of late in the Super Eagles.”
However, Akpan’s words did not change anything as Uzoho committed another error in Nigeria’s loss to Algeria on Tuesday night.
It remains to be seen if Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro will give Adebayo Adeleye a chance in their next outing against Portugal in September.
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