Nigeria both suffered defeats in the opening group games of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.
Nigeria lost 3-0 to Norway at the Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims.
In Group A, the first-half blitz by Norway saw them beat Nigeria 3-0.
Strikes from Guro Reiten and Lisa-Marie Utland and an Osinachi Ohale own goal gave the 1995 world champions a strong lead which they never relinquished.
Nigerian defender Faith Michael was stretchered off after a collision with team-mate Tochukwu Oluehi.
Nigeria is third in Group A and next plays South Korea in Grenoble on Wednesday.If you appreciated this article, perhaps you might consider making a donation to The Gazette Nigeria. Our contributors and editors are unpaid but there are inevitable costs associated with running a website. We receive no independent funding and depend on our readers to help us, either with regular or one-off payments. You can donate here. Thank you.