Women's World Cup
July 5, 2011
Nigeria slips past Canada on Perpetua Nkwocha's goal
|Perpetua Nkwocha (73')|
DRESDEN, Germany -- 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 Cup.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.