After losing seven matches on the trot, Nigeria’s Super Falcons defeated Costa Rica 1-0 in their third and final fixture at the 2023 Revelations Cup in Mexico in the early hours of Wednesday.
It is the Falcons’ first win since overcoming Cameroon 1-0, in the quarter-finals of the 2022 AWCON in Morocco.
Going into the game against Costa Rica, the Falcons had lost their last seven games.
Esther Okoronkwo got the goal for the Falcons on 42 minutes which sealed third-place at the four-nation tournament.
Okoronkwo received a pass from the left, after controlling the ball she then curled it with her left foot into the far corner.
Recall the Falcons lost 1-0 to Mexico in their first game at the Revelations Cup before also losing 1-0 to Colombia in their second tie.
The Falcons will feature in another invitational tournament in Turkey in April as part of preparations for this year’s women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
They are also scheduled to feature in another invitational tournament in Turkey in April.
Nigeria are drawn in Group A along with hosts Australia, Olympic champions Canada and Republic of Ireland.
Meanwhile, Super Falcons goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie has expressed joy after Nigeria defeated the Tricolor of Costa Rica in the 2023 Revelations Cup held in Mexico.
The Super Falcons had lost 1-0 to Colombia and 1-0 to Mexico previously in the four Nation tournament.
Nnadozie took to Twitter to jubilate after the three points.
“Thank God for a successful tournament in Mexico. It was also great to finish with a massive 3 point. Weldon Super Falcons” she Tweeted.
The Super Falcons were placed third at the end of the tournament after garnering three points from three matches.
Mexico won the tournament with five points after three matches, Colombia had the same points and goal difference as Mexico but were ranked second as a result of more yellow cards in the tournament.
Costa Rica were last with just two points from the same number of games.
Nnadozie has been the Super Falcons goalie since 2018. She has made 13 Division 1 Feminine appearances for Paris FC this season.
The Super Falcons are set to take part in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.