Expectedly, Nigeria began her campaign in the Four-nation invitational tournament tagged Summer Series in the United States (US) on losing note as Deneisha Blackwood’s second half strike gave Jamaica a lone goal victory over the African champions at BBVA Stadium in Houston on Thursday.
Blackwood’s 51st min. goal was enough to condemn Super Falcons to their first defeat under the new Head Coach Randy Waldrum, an American soccer tactician who took charge of the team in February’s Turkey invitational tournament. He won three matches on the bounce.
Also, when Glory Ogbonna gifted a penalty to Jamaica inside the box but goalkeeper Tochukwu Oluehi stepped up to deny Blackwood from scoring the opening goal from the spot in the 26th minute of the match.
Meanwhile, in the second game of the Summer Series, US started the campaign in a brighter note as a Samantha (Sam) Mewis 76th minute goal gave the home team a deserved 1-0 victory over Portugal.