Asisat Oshoala sets record as Nigeria beat Australia at FIFA Women’s World Cup

Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala has become the first African player to score at three editions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

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Oshoala scored against Australia in the 72nd minute of the Super Falcons’ second game in Group B at the Lang Park Stadium on Thursday.

Oshoala started the game on the bench but was introduced in the second half at 1-1 and changed the direction of the game.

She is now the first African player to score in three editions of the World Cup after netting in 2015 and 2019.

Australia took the lead in the first minute of the added five minutes after the regular first 45 minutes through Emily Van Egmood.

The Super Falcons responded swiftly to Australia’s goal with the equaliser through Uchenna Kanu in the last minute of the added time.

The Falcons turned the game on its head in the second half with two goals from Osinachi Ohale and Oshoala.

Alanna Kennedy pulled one back for Australia to make it 3-2 at full-time.

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