The Super Falcons of Nigeria have qualified for the second round of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup on Monday afternoon.
Randy Waldrum-led team played out a goalless draw with Republic of Ireland to seal their place in the next round of the competition.
Australia earned a 4-0 win over Canada to finish top of Group B with six points.
The Super Falcons came second with five points from three games to advance.
Nigeria started the competition with a hard-fought 0-0 draw against Canada before earning a stunning 3-2 win over co-hosts, Australia.
Victory also saw Nigeria finished a World Cup group stage game unbeaten for the first time in the country’s history.
Coach Randy Waldrum’s team has now qualified for the Knockout stages for the third time in Women’s World Cup history 1999, 2019 and 2023.
The nine-time African champions will await the winners of group D in the round of 16 with England the heavy favourite to finish on top of the group after gathering six points from two games.