It was refreshing to see smiles again on the face of Nigerian goalkeeper, Chiamaka Nnadozie after the heartbreaking knockout the Super Falcons suffered days ago in the ongoing 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup competition taking place in Australia and New Zealand.
Nnadozie was part of the Nigerian team that made Nigeria and Africa proud with their formidable performance which saw them draw Canada and Republic of Ireland, and beat host Australia to qualify for the Round of 16 of the competition.
When the Super Falcons lost 4-2 to England after holding the English team to 0-0 draw for 120 minutes, Nnadozie was seen crying and being consoled by England players. So, it’s refreshing to see her smiling again in the new photos she shared on Friday.
Aside from playing for the Nigeria women’s national team, Nnadozie also plays as a goalkeeper for French club Paris FC. She is considered to be one of the best goalkeepers in Africa.
Here are some of the highlights of her career:
- In 2018, she was the starting goalkeeper for Nigeria’s U-20 team at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in France. She was named the “Dare to Shine” Player of the Match in a match against Haiti.
- In 2019, she was the starting goalkeeper for Nigeria’s senior team at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. She made history by becoming the youngest goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet at the Women’s World Cup.
- In 2019, she was also a key player for Nigeria’s team that won the gold medal at the African Games in Morocco. She saved three penalties in the shootout against Cameroon.
- In 2023, she was once again the starting goalkeeper for Nigeria at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. She was named the Player of the Match in the team’s opening game against Canada.
Nnadozie is a talented and experienced goalkeeper who has had a lot of success at the international level. She is still young and has the potential to become one of the best goalkeepers in the world.
Here are some of her notable achievements:
- 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup: “Dare to Shine” Player of the Match
- 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup: Youngest goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet
- 2019 African Games: Gold medal
- 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup: Player of the Match (Nigeria vs. Canada)
Nnadozie is a rising star in women’s football and is sure to achieve many more successes in the years to come.