Nigeria’s Falconets have begun their FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup on a winning note after edging European champions France with a 1-0 win.
Both teams went for each other’s jugular, cancelling opponents chances to put the ball past their nets.
The game was stopped by the referee at the 20th minute due to heavy downpour that got the pitch waterlogged, affecting both teams passes.
However, the game resumed after the rain had subsided with fierce competition between both sides. Flourish Sebastien scored the winning goal at the 85th minute to seal the win for Nigeria.
Falconets will go into their second game with a boost of confidence as they play South Korea on Sunday, August 14.
Meanwhile, Africa’s other representative Ghana, was thumped 4-0 by the United States in their group’s opening game.