Rasheedat Ajibade scored the only goal as Nigeria got their Under-20 FIFA Women’s World Cup campaign on track with a 1-0 win over Haiti in Saint Malo on Thursday.
Goalkeeper Kerly Théus was called to duty as early as one minute when she dived at full stretch to make a save from Rasheedat Ajibade’s cross.
Haiti played with confidence and passed the ball around as they took the game to Nigeria.
The Falconets were awarded a penalty kick when Imo was fouled in the box by Dougenie Joseph.
Skipper Ajibade kept her cool to convert the spot kick in the 36 minute.
The Falconets will next play China in their final group match.