Falcons not listed in best goal award

Super Falcons celebrating after a victory at the 2011 African Women’s Championship in South Africa

No goal by Super Falcons made it to the final 15 goals nominated for the award of the best goal in the 24-year history of the FIFA Women World Cup.

However, two of the 15 nominated goals were conceded by the Nigeria female national team against Brazil and USA at the 1999 World Cup in the US.

The goals, scored by Sissi of Brazil and Cindy Parlow stand the chance of winning the award of the best goal so far in the history of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Falcons scored eight goals at that 1999 World Cup. Nkiru Okosieme scored three, Mercy Akide scored two, while Nkechi Egbe, Prisca Emeafu and Rita Nwadike got one each.

The 15 nominated goals were chosen form 625 goals scored so far in the history of the Women’s World Cup. The goals were scored by players like Marta of Brazil, Jin Pyol Hui of Korea, Hege Riise of Norway, Janni Johansen of Sweden, Alberta Sackey of Ghana and Abby Wambach of USA.

Fans are expected to cast their votes for their favourite goal on FIFA.com between May 11 and June 5, the eve of the kick off the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup billed to hold in Canada.

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