Veteran defender Osinachi Ohale has said had the Super Falcons taken their chances, they would have stunned Olympic champions Canada in today’s World Cup Group B match.
Nigeria held Canada to a scoreless draw in Melbourne to kick start their World Cup campaign in Australia.
“It was a very difficult game, we knew it will be difficult, but we could have got the full points had we utilized our chances,” Ohale said.
“We didn’t get our rhythm at the start, but we later stepped up and found our feet.
“We will keep working hard because we are here to compete, like the other teams.”
Stand-in captain and goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie scooped the Woman of the Match Award after her heroics, which included saving a penalty.
Nigeria next battle co-hosts Australia Thursday in Brisbane.
Australia top the group after a 1-0 win over Republic of Ireland.