Spain, on Sunday, August 20, 2023, defeated England to win their first FIFA Women’s World Cup trophy.
Naija News reports that the tense and incredibly competitive final match played at the Stadium Australia in Sydney ended 1-0 with a hard-fought victory in favour of Spain.
Recall that the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup matches were played in Australia and New Zealand.
Olga Carmona’s strike in the 29th minute of the game handed La Roja their first-ever Women’s World Cup title.
With the win, the Spain team completed the Women’s World Cup treble, winning the U-17 (2018, 2022), U-20 (2022), and National Team (2023).
Below Are The Award Winners In 2023 World Cup
Best Young Player: Salma Paralluelo (Spain)
Golden Glove: Mary Earps (England)
Golden Ball: Aitana Bonmati (Spain)
Golden Boot: Hinata Miyazawa (Japan).
Meanwhile, Edo-state-owned football club, Bendel Insurance defeated their guests, Aso Chlef FC of Algeria, in the first leg of the CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round.
During the game, which took place at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium on Saturday, August 19, both sides played a goalless draw until the 42nd minute before Imade Osarenkhoe stepped up to give the home team the lead.
In the second half, the two teams failed to break each other defence as the Nigeria Professional Football League side ended the game with a lone goal.
At 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 26, Bendel Insurance is expected to be at the Stade Mabrouki Salem in Algeria for the return leg.
After the home win, Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, issued a statement to commend the state-owned team and hoped for a favourable result in the return leg.
“I feel happy as we have a very good, youthful, strong, and imaginative team. I am thrilled and pleased with their performance this evening. The weather was not clement, but the boys performed well.
“They had good ball control. Having studied the Algerian team, our coach will make sure they put up a good strategy and come home with the victory. I am very optimistic that we will get a win over there in Algeria,” the governor said.
Also, the Nigeria Football Federation technical director, Austin Eguavon, who was also at the stadium to watch the game, applauded Bendel Insurance and urged them to make their supporters proud in the return leg.
“Bendel Insurance has been out of the continental contest for a long time. Coming back now, they have brought beauty to the game. Our return leg in Algeria will be a very tough one but we hope Bendel Insurance will make us proud”, the former Super Eagles Coach was quoted as saying.
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