Rock-solid Super Falcons defender Osinachi Ohale was named Player Of The Match following her superb play in Nigeria’s hard fought 3-2 win against 2023 Women’s World Cup co-host Australia at Brisbane Stadium on Tuesday.
Australia scored first when Emily van Egmond converted Caitlin Foord’s pass. But Nigeria equalised soon afterwards with Uchenna Kanu’s calm finish, before Ohale’s header made it 2-1.
Asisat Oshoala scored after a mix-up between Australia’s Alanna Kennedy and Mackenzie Arnold and Nigeria held on, despite Kennedy scoring late on.
Ohale becomes the second Super Falcons to take home the award after Chiamaka Nnadozie, who produced an heroic performance in the game against Canada.
Nnadozie parried away Sinclair’s shot from the spot in the 50th minute Friday after the Canadian veteran had earned the penalty after being clipped by Nigerian forward Francisca Ordega.
Nigeria move top of Group B, level with Canada on 4 points, while Australia are a point behind both before the last matches in the section on Monday.