Super Falconets striker Uchechi Sunday is all but elated after her super-sub performance in Sundays 4-1 win over New Zealand.
Nigeria led by two Asisat Oshoalas brace at the break but
struggled to dominate possession or build on their goal advantage on resumption of play.
Coach Peter Dedevbo decided to rejuvenate his slumbering attack with just seven minutes to the dead by bringing on Uchechi- a senior international as well- and the 20-year-old waited for some few seconds to get among the goals in Moncton.
Sunday Uchechi Hit Brace in Six Minutes Against New Zealand in Moncton on Sunday. Image: Getty Image.
I scored with my very first touch, Uchechi told Fifa.com. Thats football, though, isnt it? Sometimes you play well and things dont work out. But today I went out there and found the back of the net straightaway.
Uchechi, then finished with a flourish six minutes later, dribbling down the left flank to evade her defenders; she kept her composure and clipped the ball over goalkeeper Lily Anfeld.
She added: I suppose you could say Im a goal specialist. I just try to get in the area so I can round moves off by putting the ball in the back of the net. Thats what Im there for.
After making as many substitute appearance in Canada so far in competition, the Rivers Angels goal poacher aims to stamp her authority on the forward line in Nigerias semi-final clash with North Korea on Wednesday.
Im dreaming about that semi-final. I dont know if Ill start the game thats up to the coach but I do know that no matter who plays, they will have to give their all because we want to be in the final, she said.