By Obaloluwa Joshua, LAGOS

Flamingoes top striker Opeyemi Ajakaye has been picked by FIFA as the Player of the Match against New Zealand at the U-17 Women’s World Cup in India, reports PNO Sports.

The FC Robo star did not score in the 4-0 trouncing of New Zealand today, but she stood out with her tireless runs, take-ons and link-up plays.

She was the heartbeat of the Nigerian attack and an ever present danger to the opposing defence.

Ajakaye would have scored goals in the game had her finishing been more clinical.

Aminat Bello, Miracle Usani, Taiwo Tewogboola and Edidiong Etim were all on target for the Flamingos, PNO Sports reports.

Victory gave Nigeria three precious points, and stand them in good stead for qualification if they defeat Chile on Monday afternoon at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.