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Kholosa Biyana of South Africa. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

Women's World Cup: All the Goals, Highlights & Best Clips of South Africa, Nigeria & Cameroon

Featuring Nigeria's first victory at the 2019 Women's World Cup and more.

The FIFA Women's World Cup 2019 kicked off last Friday with this year's host, France, thumping in a decisive win over South Korea.

This Women's World Cup is hosting three African teams as they compete for the big trophy: South Africa's Banyana Banyana, who are in the Women's World Cup for the first time ever, Nigeria's Super Falcons and Cameroon's Indomitable Lionesses.

The first round of the WWC is done later today and we've got the best videos, goals, and highlights for you to check out below.

Keep checking back for more updates as the Women's World Cup 2019 goes on.

UPDATED JUNE 17, 2019


Gabrielle Onguene Scores vs Netherlands

Cameroon's Gabrielle Onguene tied the game against Netherlands with a beautiful run and header set to beat the keeper and get herself clear on goal. It was a stylish finish from the Cameroonian striker. Despite the goal the Netherlands would go on to win 3-1.

Watch the full match highlights here

Chiamaka Nnadozie Sets a World Cup Record

Nigerian goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie, at only 18-years-old, became the youngest keeper to keep a clean sheet at the Women's World Cup, according to the popular football stats page OptaJoe. After the defeat against Norway, Nigerian coach Thomas Dennerby opted to replace the veteran goalie Tochukwu Oluehi with the new youngster, who stepped up and made some essential saves during the game to keep the South Korean team at bay.

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Nigeria Claims First 2019 Women's World Cup Victory

The Nigerian women's national team just earned their first 2019 World Cup win against South Korea. After suffering a loss to Norway during their first match over the weekend, the Super Falcons won 2-0 against the South Korean team in a Group A face-off on Wednesday. They earned their first goal after South Korea's Kim Do-yeon scored an own-goal, putting Nigeria in the lead in the game's first half. The winning goal was scored by 24-year-old Nigerian forward and former Liverpool player, Asisat Oshoalawho led a skillfull counter-attack to claim the win for Nigeria.

Watch the full match highlights here

The Indomitable Lionesses vs Canada

Cameroon also had a bad start to the Women's World Cup as they lost 1-0 to the Canadian team due to a powerful header. The team showed their fighting spirit however and will be coming back strong against The Netherlands and New Zealand.

Full highlights of Cameroon vs Canada above.

The Super Falcons vs Norway

Nigeria didn't have a great start to the Women's World Cup as they were handed a 3-0 loss to Norway, which included an unfortunate own goal. All of Norway's goals came in the first half. The Super Falcons didn't stop fighting, though, throughout the rest of the game and will look to turn things around as they take on South Korea and France.

Full highlights of Norway vs Nigeria here.

A wonder goal & South Africa's first ever Women's World Cup Goal

The South African team had their first match again Spain and quickly scored their first ever Women's World Cup goal in style. Striker and leading Banyana Banyana scorer in qualifying, Thembi Kgatlana, let off a perfect shot to the top right corner to defeat the Spanish keeper. It was a thing of beauty. Unfortunately, the team suffered a 3-1 defeat caused by two penalty kicks and a red card.

Full highlights of Spain vs South Africa here.

Banyana Banyana's Entrance

Even before the competition started the South African team was trending worldwide for their epic entrance to the Women's World Cup. It's hard not to get into the video above.

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This article was originally published on OkayAfrica in March, 2017. We're republishing it here for our Crossroads series.

It's 2000 something. I'm holed up in my bedroom searching for samples to chop up on Fruity Loops. While deep into the free-market jungle of Amazon's suggested music section, I stumble across a compilation of Ethiopian music with faded pictures of nine guys jamming in white suit jackets. I press play on the 30 second sample.

My mind races with the opportunities these breakbeats offered a budding beat maker. Catchy organs, swinging horns, funky guitar riffs, soulful melodies and grainy and pained vocalists swoon over love lost and gained. Sung in my mother tongue—Amharic—this was a far cry from the corny synthesizer music of the 1990s that my parents played on Saturday mornings. I could actually sample this shit.

The next day, I burn a CD and pop it into my dad's car. His eyes light up when the first notes ooze out of the speakers. “Where did you get this?" He asks puzzlingly. “The internet," I respond smiling.

In the 1970s my dad was one of thousands of high school students in Addis Ababa protesting the monarchy. The protests eventually created instability which lead to a coup d'état. The monarchy was overthrown and a Marxist styled military junta composed of low ranking officers called the Derg came to power. The new regime subsequently banned music they deemed to be counter revolutionary. When the Derg came into power, Amha Eshete, a pioneering record producer and founder of Ahma Records, fled to the US and the master recordings of his label's tracks somehow ended up in a warehouse in Greece.

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