The God of Soccer is indeed Nigerian! And he delivered on Thursday night at the Roazhon Park in Rennes to the distraught of Chile, who fell short of a goal to hand Nigeria a round of 16 ticket at the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Overall, it was an agonizing, nerve-racking 50-hour wait in trepidation for the Falcons squad and a sizeable portion of the 190 million population back home.
The moment the @NGSuper_Falcons found out they had progressed out of the Group Stage#SoarSuperFalcons // #Team9jaStrong // #FifaWWC pic.twitter.com/GwlXn3mqIB
— Ann Odong, FIFA (@FIFAWWC_NGA) June 20, 2019
Finally the LORD have done it finally 💃💃💃
The journey continues #FIFAWWC
🇳🇬🦅 we keep moving @NGSuper_Falcons pic.twitter.com/2HuBIeKBMV
— ngozi okobi (@NgoziOkobi) June 20, 2019
ROUND OF 16 baby 🦅🇳🇬🇳🇬 @FIFAWWC @NGSuper_Falcons pic.twitter.com/WaPOqUximJ
— ASISAT M.O.N (@AsisatOshoala) June 20, 2019
But the reaction of the players in their hotel room at the blast of the final whistle captured the feeling of an entire football nation.
Nigeria march on to the next round of the competition where they will next face Germany at the Stade des Alpes in Grenoble.