The Super Falcons of Nigeria on Monday booked a spot in the round of 16 at the ongoing Women’s World Cup after playing a goalless draw against Republic of Ireland.
They advanced to the knockout stage with 5 points polled from two draws and one win.
The Falcons at the early minutes of the game endured pressure from the Irish captain, Katie McCabe who almost gave her side the lead when she attempted a low driving show that later jumped past the post.
In the 14th minute, Asisat Oshoala had the chance to put Nigeria in the lead after Kanu picked up a misplaced pass. which found the Barcelona forward, whose misplaced effort whistled past the left post.
With this result, Nigeria is set to meet their next opponent before the weekend.