Nigeria's Falconets on Sunday defeated Korea Republic 2-0 to kickstart their Fifa Under-20 Women's World Cup campaign on a winning note.
One goal in each half from Ngozi Okobi and Desire Oparanozie gave Nigeria a head start in Group B of the on-going Fifa Under-20 Women's World Cup in Japan.
Okobi got Nigeria's opener in the 15th minute from a pull out delivered by Francisca Ordega, while striker, Desire Oparanozie headed in the second in the 67th minute to the delight of fans.
Both players ply their trade with League Champions, Delta Queens of Asaba.
The Nigerian coach, Edwin Okon expressed delight at the outcome even though he said it was anticipated.
"Like l said before the match that victory would certainly go our direction which has come to pass," said Okon.
His Korean opposites, Jong Songchon, he blamed the loss on injuries.
"Many of our players were injured. For instance, Yeo Minji who is one of the key players was brought out in the 34th minute," he said.
"However, I must still congratulate the Nigeria women for taking their opportunities, but if we meet again, it will be a new strategy," he declared.
Nigeria's next game is against Brazil who played a 1-1 draw with Italy on Wednesday, August 22 in Saitama while Korea will face Italy.
Fifa's editor, Eloi Silverira has hailed Nigerians residence in Japan and the supporters club for the massive supports they gave to their side at the Komaba stadium in Japan.
"They kept singing a particular traditional song which l have heard several times anytime l watch a Nigeria team.
"I actually thought they flew in from Nigeria only to be told that they are based here.
"That's very encouraging and thoughtful of them. I am sure that in the next game we would expect more Nigerians in the stands following the outcome of today's (Sunday) match," he added.
The turn-out also excited the Nigeria team.
A total of 2,511 spectators watched the match that produced two cautions against Korea's Jang Selgi in the 10th minute and Kim Jihye in the 87th minute.