The Super Falcons early this morning finally ended a miserable seven-game losing run with a 1-0 win over Costa Rica in the Revolution Cup in Leon, Mexico.
Esther Okoronkwo was the match winner for Nigeria after her strike in the 44th minute.
It was an improved performance as well as a winning end to the Revolution Cup for the Falcons after they had lost their first two games to Mexico and Colombia by the same 1-0 scoreline.
However, it is left to be seen whether this has eased the pressure for coach Randy Waldrum to be fired.
The nine-time African champions are preparing for the FIFA Women’s World Cup, which will kick off in July in Australia and New Zealand.
They are also scheduled to feature in another invitational tournament in Turkey in April.
Nigeria are drawn in Group A along with hosts Australia, Olympic champions Canada and Republic of Ireland.