HOUSTON (AP) — Deneisha Blackwood scored early within the second half and Jamaica defeated Nigeria 1-0 to open the Summer season Collection on Thursday night time.
Blackwood, who additionally performs for the Houston Sprint of the Nationwide Girls’s Soccer League, scored within the 51st minute for the Reggae Girlz. She has eight worldwide objectives for Jamaica.
Blackwood’s penalty kick within the twenty fifth minute was saved by Nigeria goalkeeper Tochukwu Oluehi.
The Reggae Girlz grew to become the primary Caribbean workforce to play within the Girls’s World Cup after they made the sector in France in 2019. The workforce is gearing up for qualifying for the subsequent World Cup, set for Australia and New Zealand in 2023.
Randy Waldrum, former coach of the Sprint, was making his debut as head coach of Nigeria.
The Summer season Collection continues Sunday, with Jamaica going through america after Portugal performs Nigeria.
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