The Nigerian female team forced Canada to a 0-0 draw in Melbourne on Friday with an impressive performance from Nnadozie, who is also the team’s captain.

Nnadozie was crucial to the team’s goalless draw against Canada in their 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup Group B opening game. She put up a five-star display and capped it up by saving a penalty kick taken by Canada captain, 40-year-old Christine Sinclair.

The 22-year-old performance secured the Nigerian female team a point in the Super Falcons’ third meeting with the Olympic champions Canada at the senior Women’s World Cup.

After three encounters, the Falcons have yet to lose to Canada. The Nigerian team had drawn two and won a match against Canada in their three fixtures.

Reacting to the match, some Nigerians took to the microblogging site, Twitter, to hail the team’s goalkeeper for her performance.

Ogine Victor Afam, wrote, “No one does it better than @Nadoziechiamaka. Currently one of the best female goalkeepers in the world wishing the super falcons the best outing at the ongoing @FIFAWW

“Super Falcons Goalkeeper Nnadozie made some fine stops during the game including this penalty save from Sinclair. How crucial was she for us in this game?”@Odigie_Walter.

“Nice game from the girls, they were phenomenal. It isn’t easy getting back to a game that was initially dominated by the Olympic champions. Top-notch mentality and apt focus soars super falcons.” Maazị Chiedozie Ndubuisi.

@oscar_chijioke0 wrote, “Chiamaka Nnadozie saving a Penalty in the 50th minute today. Sign of good thing for the super falcons in Canada.”

@badManhussein_ wrote, “Women don’t fancy football the way we do. A woman would rather see a movie deep into the night than watch Super Falcons play anybody. Their interest in the beautiful game isn’t prevalent.”

Contributing to the discussion, Kunle Ogundele wrote, “Well done Super Falcons of Nigeria. That was a very impressive and determined effort against Canada early this morning. Chiamaka Nnadozie, we love you. You are simply the best.”

“Nice game, easy and every player played more than expected, wow…Abiodun machine my first time watching full match with Super Falcons” @SomebodyD6

@HorlaSheun wrote, “I am proud of the performance and result… we’ll get better and advance to the next round. I am rooting for a semi-final appearance for the team.”

@Dpersonality16 said, “Our girls played against one of the toughest opponents of this tournament. I hope with this game, the technical crew can go back to the drawing board and fix some of the lapses identified. It was a good result considering all the possible outcomes.”

@bello_osama added, “It was a pleasure watching the team live and I believe the @NGSuper_Falcons should be thankful for the support they received in Melbourne today. Many of us took leave from work to come to watch the match and we’re very loud.”