Asisat Oshoala made history as the first Super Falcons player to score in three consecutive World Cups after netting in the side’s 3-2 victory against Republic of Ireland on Thursday.
The Barcelona Femeni forward was introduced in the 64th minute after passing a late fitness test.
Oshoala profited from a sloppy defending from the co-hosts to score the Super Falcons’ third goal in the thrilling encounter.
Uchenna Kanu and Osinachi Ohale were the other scorers for the Super Falcons in the game.
Oshoala scored her first World Cup goal for the Super Falcons in the 3-3 draw against Sweden at the 2015 edition hosted by Canada.
The 28-year-old was also on target four years ago in the 2-0 draw against South Korea.