Due to the strike at the BBVA Stadium in the second half, Reggae Girls defeated the West African Giants and won
Deneisha Blackwood scored the only goal as Jamaica defeated Nigeria 1-0 in the first game of the summer series that began in Texas on Thursday.
The Super Falcons started the game in a promising way, but they failed to switch their chances within the opening 45 minutes because both teams entered the halftime.
Just half an hour ago, Jamaica had a chance to lead by a penalty kick, but goalkeeper Tochukwu Oluehi formed between two sticks to prevent Blackwood’s strike.
After Blackwood made up for her missed penalty and broke the deadlock at BBVA Stadium in the 51st minute, Randy Waldrum’s team finally paid the price for their sluggish offense, thanks to Jodie Brown’s Assists.
After realizing that he was behind, Waldrum immediately made some changes, putting Ifeoma Onumonu, Nicole Payne and Amarachi Okoronkwo into battle, but they failed to defeat Reggae Girlz’s defense.
The Jamaica team is very good defensively, they used key blocks to prevent the Super Falcons from equalizing.
The best chance for the Nigerian team in the second half came when Vivian Ikechukwu took a left-footed shot from outside the penalty area, but was blocked by the penalty area.
They have no key players in Thursday’s game in Texas, namely Barcelona’s Asisat Oshoala, central defender Onome Ebi goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie, and five players including Halimatu Ayinde, Ngozi Okobi, Osinachi Ohale and Uchenna Kanu. Withdrew from the game earlier this week.
In Osula’s absence, Levante forward Francesca Alderga wore the captain’s armband, while Swiss defender Oinjech Zog, Rivers Angels winger Vivian Ikchucu, Finland-born forward Russa Alijo and Sunshine Football Club defender Oluwatosin Dimesin started for the Super Falcons.
This defeat is Nigeria’s first loss since it eliminated Germany in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup round of 16.
Before Thursday’s result, they had played seven games without losing, including the successful Turkish Women’s Cup in Antalya earlier this year.
The ladies of Waldrum hope to return to victory when they play against Portugal at BBVA Stadium at 11.15pm (Nigeria time) on Sunday, and then meet in the final match of the Four Nations match on June 17 The host United States of America is at the Q2 Stadium.