The Nigerian Women’s national team defeated their Romanian counterpart 4-1 in China invitational tournament . The win over Romania saw Nigeria through to finish 3rd at the 4-nation invitational tournament .
The performance saw the Falcons to finish third after suffering a 3-0 defeat from hosts China in their opening game of the tourney.
Chiwendu Ihezuo opened scores for Nigeria in the 44th minute as the Romanians fought hard to protect their goal area. The Romanians could not respond till the end of the first half.
At the start of the second half, exactly 10th minute, the Romanians levelled scores, but the Super Falcons hit them again and again. At 63rd minute, Falcons captain Onome Ebi netted Nigeria’s second goal and Five minute later, veteran midfielder Rita Chikwelu join the scoring list with the 3rd goal for the Falcons.
With seven minutes to the end of the match, Brighton and Hove Albion’s Ini Umotong netted Falcons fourth, to put the game beyond the East Europeans.
At the blast of the final whistle the score board read Nigeria 4-1 Romania.
The Thomas Dennerby-tutored Super Falcons side will also participate in another invitational tournament in Cyprus also ahead of the 2019 FIFA World Cup in France.