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Nigeria’s Super Falcons continued their winning run netting 3 goals against 2023 World Cup co-host New Zealand on Tuesday in an international friendly game.
The Falcons from Nigeria got the breakthrough from an unlikely source eleven minutes before half time as captain Onome Ebi headed home from an incisive Tony Payne cross to shot the mouths of critics who have continued to fault her stay in the team.
The goal was her first for the side since 2019 and her third for the country in a match that was played in Antalya Turkey.
After resumption of the second half, the record African champions needed just four minutes to double their lead with Jennifer Echegini tapping in from the near post.
Desire Oparanozie who is playing only her second match after a lengthy international exile, netted deep into stoppage time as Nigeria made it three against a World Cup-bound team.
Tuesday’s win over the Black Ferns of New-Zealand comes on the heels of a 2-1 victory over Haiti with the games meant to prepare national teams before the Mundial starts proper .
Nigeria are in Group B alongside Canada, co-host Australia and the Republic of Ireland.
Writing by Tersoo Nicholas