Tag Archives: Nigeria Women’s National Team

It’s Official: Welcome Osinachi!

15 Sep

REIMS, FRANCE – JUNE 05: Osinachi Ohale of Nigeria poses for a portrait during the official FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 portrait session at Hotel Mercure Reims Centre Cathedrale on June 05, 2019 in Reims, France. (Photo by Ben Radford – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Our latest and unexpected official signing for CD Tacon / Real Madrid is Nigerian defender Osinachi Ohale! The 27-year-old joins us from Sweden where she played for Vaxjo DFF and Vittsjo GIK respectively. Prior to this she was part of the Rivers Angels club in Nigeria’ Women Premier League and the NWSL’s Houston Dash. Continue reading

Germany move on with win over Nigeria

23 Jun
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Let me get this out of the way first… Fox commentators are the worst. I would rather listen to Ray Hudson, and we know how I feel about Ray. Continue reading

France and Nigeria close out Group A with the unfortunate assistance of VAR

21 Jun

RENNES, FRANCE – JUNE 17: Referee Melissa Borjas awards France a penalty after a VAR review during the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France group A match between Nigeria and France at Roazhon Park on June 17, 2019 in Rennes, France. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

La la la la la … so, not much happened this match. Until IT DID!! This was not the type of match you try to watch while making sure no one notices that you’re trying not to watch. I almost jumped out of my seat a few times and most especially when the drama went down at the end. Which would have definitely given away my split attention. Of course, if any of my colleagues are reading this then I’ve just outed myself anyway and … it’s easier to ask for forgiveness than for permission. 😁 Continue reading

Nigeria get their first World Cup clean sheet with win over South Korea

15 Jun

This match was a must win for both South Korea and Nigeria. Through some luck and a burst of speed Nigeria claimed the victory, their first in 2019 and just their third World Cup win overall. South Korea, unfortunately, are looking at a possible early exit from the tournament despite dominating for spells throughout the match. Continue reading

Norway’s controlled play bests Nigeria’s passion in Group A action

9 Jun

You may have doubted me when I said Norway was more than “the player who shall not be named.” They are. You may have doubted me when I said I love the pain involved with watching Nigeria. I am pained. Continue reading

The Daily Drool – WWC 2019 Group A – Nigeria: Faith Michael

7 Jun

Defender Faith has been representing Nigeria at the senior level since 2004. She currently plays for Piteå IF.

2019 Women’s World Cup: Group A Preview

29 May

And we’ve finally reached Group A or as I like to think of it, the coin toss group. This is the group where one reckless play, one bad move, one poor referee decision could very well decide the entire group. France are obvious favourites given their host country status and stacked national team. Nigeria are long overdue for international football joy and so too are South Korea. Norway are eager to get back to their best from decades ago while batting away the player shadow the media keeps casting on them. There are, however, some large “buts” associated with each of these teams which could prove ruinous or fortuitous. Continue reading

2015 WWC: US Wins the Group 1-0 vs. Nigeria

20 Jun

Group D’s final group match showed a stronger looking American side meeting a proud Nigerian team in a good match in Vancouver. Continue reading

The Daily Drool: 2015 WWC Group D: Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala

19 Jun

Asisat OSHOALA20 year old forward Asisat is one of the best women’s players in the world. She joined Liverpool Ladies in January 2015. She has represented Nigeria at the senior level since 2011.

2015 WWC – Group D: Australia 2 – Nigeria 0

18 Jun

n1A super steamy day in Winnipeg saw the Matildas of Australia face the Super Falcons from Nigeria in their first ever meeting. Turf issues were bound to be an issue as the commentators said that there was a twenty degree difference between the sunny and shady sides of the pitch. The Nigerians seemed in good form, as they sang their way through the tunnel and into the pitch. Continue reading