The Super Falcons of Nigeria have set a new African record at the ongoing FIFA Women's World Cup.
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Nigeria Super Falcons will continue their journey in the FIFAWWC after a share of the spoils against Ireland in Group B.
The Super Falcons knew that a draw would be enough to see them through to the next round and they did a good job getting it.
Two draws and a win for the Super Falcons in a group that has Australia as the co-host, Canada as the previous Olympic gold medalist and newcomers Ireland was enough to help them qualify from the group stage.
Super Falcons set two new records
Nigeria has set another record in the ongoing FIFA Women's World Cup by being the first African team to keep two clean sheets in the tournament.
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Nigeria Super Falcons are unbeaten at the FIFAWWC but face a tricky tie against a wounded Republic of Ireland team playing for pride.
The Super Falcons secured two draws in Group B against Canada and Ireland without conceding a goal.
The first game against Canada women who recently won the Olympics ended in a 0-0 draw while the second game against debutants, Ireland, ended in another 0-0 draw.
Nigeria is also the first African team to make back-to-back Round of 16 appearances in the Women's World Cup.
This is not the first record set by Nigeria in this ongoing competition as Asisat Oshoala also set a record of being the first African player to score in three consecutive World Cup tournaments.
The new records being set by the Super Falcons will bring smiles to the face of the Nigerian fans coupled with qualifying for the Round of 16.