Asisat Oshoala entered the history books as the first African player to score in three consecutive FIFA World Cups after she netted in the side’s 3-2 victory against Australia on Thursday
She scored in her debut World Cup in 2015 against Sweden; in 2019 against South Korea; and now in 2023 against Australia.
Nigeria came out fired up after the break, and after weathering a brief Australia onslaught, launched their impressive counter-offensive, which served to stun Tony Gustavsson’s side into submission.
Barcelona forward Asisat Oshoala, on from the bench, teed up Osinachi Ohale to steal the lead, before Oshoala herself benefited from some Australian indecision at the back to slot home in the 72nd minute.
The 3-2 victory over Australia puts Nigeria at the top of Group B with 4 points, needing just one point from the last group game against the Republic of Ireland to make it to the second round.