Germany came from behind to beat Nigeria’s Flamingos 2-1 in their opening Group B game of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup on Tuesday.
Nigeria had taken the lead through Miracle Usani who converted a spot kick in the 30th minute of the encounter played in Goa.
The goal was only enough for the Flamingos to see off the first half of the tie in India.
The European champions, however, got the equalizer 15 minutes into the second half through a Svea Stold strike, before scoring the winner in another 15 minutes later. The Nigerians failed to clear their lines and Mara Alber beat Faith Omilana to make it two.
The Nigerians poured forward looking for an equaliser but the Europeans held on firmly to secure all points at stake in their first game.
Having lost to Germany, Nigeria’s attention will now shift to the second gaem against New Zealand for a chance to revive their hope of advancing to the next round. The game takes place on Friday.
Nigeria have not gone past the quarter-finals since the inception of the competition and missed the last edition in 2018.Follow us on social media