NGA 1-0 FRA: 5 Impressive Players As Nigeria Start The 2022 U-20 World Cup With A Win

Nigeria handed France its first defeat at the ongoing FIFA U-20 World Cup tournament in Costa Rica. Note that the game was full of a lot of intensity and was an end-to-end performance. Both teams showed quality, but Nigeria was the better side at the end of the game, and a second-half goal from Flourish was enough to seal the win for Coach Danjuma’s team.

However, the highlights of the game were the interruption of the game in the first half due to the bad weather condition, the VAR decision to cancel France’s goal, and the Falconets’ impressive game, but this article will focus on five impressive Nigerian players as Nigeria starts the U-20 World Cup with a win. Take a look!

1. Sebastine Flourish.

Note that the 17-year-old forward scored the only goal of the game with a sublime finish. The 17-year-old winger’s great positioning and timely run also helped her beat the offside trap to score. Well, beyond her goal, the youngster caused problems for France right-back with her dribbles.


2. Oluwatosin Demehin.

The team captain showed her composure on different occasions during the game. She was set pieces duty as well as the organization of the backline. Also, Demehin had several tackles and interceptions, and it was her first-half block that prevented the team from conceding.


3. Esther Onyenezide.

The young Player dominated the midfield against France. Apart from her defensive contribution, Onyenezide was the connection between the team’s attack and defense.

4. Mercy Idoko.

The forward’s versatility and energy helped Nigeria against France. She started as a Centre-forward before switching to the right wing. Note that Idoko didn’t stop running and was the only forward that played the whole game. Also, she provided the assist for Nigeria’s only goal.

5. Rofiat Imuran.

Her Performance might go unnoticed by many viewers, but the left-back was also impressive. She was very good defensively and also contributed to the attack. Imuran also linked up well with Sebastian Flourish on the left wing.


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