After a barren first half, Stefanie Sanders’ 69th minute effort clipped the wings of the Africans at the Stade de Marville.
The Falconets could have levelled scores but Peace Efih’s swerving strike struck the post few minutes later. Germany had more chances to increase their tally but goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie was at her best to make crucial saves.
Since their first meeting in 2004 edition in Thailand, Nigeria are yet to record a win over the Europeans.
Coach Christopher Danjuma’s ladies are third in Group D and they would be eyeing their first win against debutants Haiti on Thursday.
Haiti bowed 2-1 to China in their first game played at the Stade de Marville.