Nigeria 1, Canada 0

Perpetua Nkwocha gave Nigeria a 1-0 win over Canada in a Group A

match between two teams already eliminated at the Women’s World


The game was delayed by a lighting malfunction.

The veteran scored in the 75th minute of a lackluster game most

notable for the electronic breakdown of the floodlights, which

stopped the match for 12 minutes.

Both teams lost their first two matches, but Nigeria finished

third, six points behind Germany and three in back of France. The

result was especially disappointing for Canada, which was ranked

sixth in the world going into the tournament.