Falconets of Nigeria won the Les Bluets of France in a tight game 1 in San Jose, Costa Rica

The match was stopped at the 20th minute mark due to heavy rainfall that has affected gameplay, players’ vision and cameras.

Football continued after an hour, with the Falconets charging forward and creating multiple chances.

However, the first half ended goalless.

The young Nigerian ladies picked up the pace in the second half but were unable to find the back of the net.

Against the run of play, the French ladies found the back of the net in the 79th minute but the goal was ruled out for offside after VAR check.

In the 85th minute, the deadlock was broken by the Falconets talisman, Flourish Sabastine.

The African qualifier top scorer found the back of the net through a beautiful counter attacking play.

Falconets held on to their lead and defeated on of the powerhouses of Women football.