Yesterday, the Super Falcons won their first game at the 2019 Women’s World Cup. While that victory made Nigeria the first African country to win their second group game, Chiamaka Nnadozie also set a record as the youngest ever goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet in the competition.
Following Nigeria’s 3-0 loss to Norway in their first game, the coach, Thomas Dennerby, replaced Tochukwu Oluehi with Nnadozie for the second game. According to OptaJoe, the goalkeeper was 18 years and 186 days on the day Nigeria of the match.
Thankfully, the young goalkeeper delivered, making a number of crucial saves during the game. The only effort that would’ve ruined her record came when South Korea’s Lee Guemmin scored a goal, but it was instantly flagged an offside.
Given this performance, she’s sure to be part of the squad when Nigeria takes on France on Monday.