Nigeria grouped with Brazil, Korea Republic and Italy thrashed Italy 4-0 to earn a place in the quarter-final thanks to Francisca Ordega who scored an hat-trick to ensure victory for the Falconets.
Italy was beaten by Korea Republic and played a draw with Brazil, Italy needed a victory against Nigeria by at least two goals to ensure their quarter-finals ticket but unfortunately it was mission impossible for Italy.
Before the clash with Italy, the Falconets had a one-point advantage at the top of Group B knowing victory against Italy will give a spot in the quarter-finals and also make them group winners.
Ordega opened the scoring midway through the first half and before the end of the half she doubled Nigeria’s lead against Italy prompting the vision of Nigeria cruising to a comfortable victory in Kobe.
Ordega completed her treble just two minutes into the second half of the game.
Substitute Osarenoma Igbinovia iced the cake with a fourth a few minutes from full time as Nigeria booked a quarter-final.
For the quarter-final clash, Nigeria will be going headlong with either Japan or New Zealand.