At the on-going FIFA Women’s World Cup, Chiamaka Nnadozie was the hero as the Super Falcons battled to a scoreless draw with Canada.
Every member of the Nigerian side gave a valiant effort overall, but Nnadozie stood out after saving a penalty in the second half and ensuring that the most successful African team of all time gained a point in Melbourne despite having one fewer player at the end of the match.
The big play in Melbourne was Nnadozie’s penalty save against Canada’s Sinclair, the all-time leading international goal scorer. Sinclair sent her effort toward the low right corner, where the Super Falcons captain dove to parry the shot before denying the forward, who is 40 years old.
The Super Falcons’ next opponents are the Australians, and Canada’s next opponent is Ireland.