Job done for Nigeria
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Nigeria sealed top spot in Group A of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Chile 2008 after a 2-0 win over eliminated hosts Chile in Temuco on Wednesday.

The Nigerians, who finish their section with seven points from two wins and a draw, started in lively fashion against the South Americans and needed only 15 minutes to open the scoring. Javiera Guajardo unfortunately tapped through her own goal to the put the African champions in the driving seat. Ebere Orji then doubled up on the lead four minute from the break to make the score 2-0 at the interval and effectively end the game as a contest.

The second half had very little by way of goal-threatening action at either end of the pitch as the Chileans failed to get on the score sheet in their last match at these finals. The Nigerians, for their part, are contemplating a much sunnier immediate future and will take on France - second-place finisher from Group A - in their quarter-final on 30 November in Coquimbo.