CPL T20 2023

Nigeria stun Australia with sensational victory at Women’s World Cup

In a stunning upset at the Women’s World Cup, Nigeria secured a memorable 3-2 victory against co-hosts Australia, leaving fans in awe of their performance.

Australia initially appeared to have the upper hand as Emily van Egmond scored just before halftime, giving them the lead. However, Nigeria quickly responded, and Uchenna Kanu managed to score their first goal of the 2023 tournament, scrambling home a scuffed cross.

In the second half, Nigeria continued to impress, with a close-range header from Osinachi Ohale and Asisat Oshoala’s finish from a tight angle, making her the first African player to score in three Women’s World Cups. Despite Australia’s late goal from Alanna Kennedy in added time, it wasn’t enough to prevent Nigeria from securing a famous victory and claiming the top spot in Group B.

Nigeria’s head coach, Randy Waldrum, expressed immense pride in his team’s performance, praising their belief and determination. The win showcased the players’ commitment, resilience, and ability to withstand Australia’s relentless attacks in the latter stages of the game.

On the other hand, the defeat was a setback for Australia, especially with star striker Sam Kerr sidelined due to a calf injury. The team will need to regroup and focus on securing a victory against Canada in their final group game to advance to the last 16 of the Women’s World Cup.

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