The Super Falcons of Nigeria fell to a 2-0 defeat against Japan in their friendly encounter at the Noevir Stadium, Kobe, on Thursday morning.
Japan dominated the game from the start, but goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie made a number of good saves to deny the Nadeshiko.
Super Falcons head coach, Randy Waldrum, made a substitution late in the first half with Vivian Ikechukwu replacing Christy Ucheibe.
The pattern of play continued after the break, with the Nadeshiko troubling the Super Falcons’ defence.
The pressure paid off four minutes after the hour mark, with Mina Tamaka slotting the ball into the net.
Tanaka added her second from the penalty spot four minutes later.
The Super Falcons are now winless in their last five games.
Japan extended their winning streak against the former African champions to three games.