Nigeria secured her first victory at the ongoing Fifa U20 Women’s World Cup after a slender 1-0 win over Haiti.
Rasheedat Ajibade’s first half penalty handed Christopher Danjuma’s ladies maximum points – to brighten their chances of reaching the next stage.
The ladies came into the game on the back of their 1-0 defeat to Germany and anything short of victory would have spelt doom for them.
After a keenly contested opening minutes, Nigeria won a penalty after Anam Imo was fouled in the penalty area by Dougenie Joseph.
Ajibade made no mistakes as she converted the kick which gave the Falconets a slender first half lead.
The second half produced no goals as goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie pulled off several key saves to deny the debutants a chance to equalise.
Nigeria are now second in Group D with three points and they need a draw against China to confirm their place in the last eight.