Super Falcons goalkeeper, Nnadozie reveals she pulled off crucial penalty save to revenge against Sinclair

Spread the love

15 / 100

Super Falcons goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie has revealed how revenge spurred her to pull off the crucial penalty save against Christine Sinclair of Canada.

Nnadozie described the save as a dream come true as it offered her the opportunity to make things right, reports Vanguard.

Recall Nigeria early this morning secured a goalless draw against Canada at the Women’s World Cup. A penalty save from Nnadozie against record-breaking goalscorer Christine Sinclair ensured Nigeria salvaged a point from the nail-biting opener for both sides.

The 40-year-old Canada skipper Sinclair was hoping to make history by becoming the first player to score at six World Cups.

But having earned the penalty following a VAR check, she missed the chance to reach that milestone early in the second half when Nnadozie saved her poor spot-kick.

“It was a great thing today that we were able to at least get something and it was a dream come true for me personally,” said the goalkeeper, who was named player of the match.

The 22-year-old Paris FC stopper said she wanted revenge on Sinclair — the all-time top scorer in international football — after conceding against the forward previously.

“When she took the ball, I was like, ‘Okay, it’s Sinclair again’, because the last time we played against them, she scored against me.

“I was very angry, and I told myself, this is the opportunity to make things right.”

Spread the love

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.