The Super Falcons of Nigeria beat South Korea in their 2nd match at the ongoing FIFA Women World Cup in France with a 2-0 victory.
The Falcons have, with the win, boosted Nigeria’s chances of qualifying for the next round in the World Cup.
The first goal arrived in the first half when South Korean defender Kim Doyeon kicked the ball into her own net following strong pressing by Falcons striker Desire Oparanozie.
Barcelona’s striker Asishat Oshoala scored a beautifully taken solo goal in the second half after a counter-attack by the team.
A draw against hosts France in the next game will see Nigeria proceed to the next round.
South Korea meanwhile face an uphill task to go through now as they face a strong Norway side in their final match, after watching Lee Geum-min’s strike ruled out for a very tight offside just before the hour mark.
Later, Group B leaders Spain face off against strongly-fancied Germany in Valenciennes, with the two sides locked on three points and aiming to secure qualification with a game to spare.
The Germans are missing star playmaker Dzsenifer Marozsan, who has bee ruled out until least the end of the group stage after breaking her toe during her side’s 1-0 win over China on Saturday.