14 December 2013

Nigeria/Tunisia: FIFA Female Under-20 World Cup - Uchechi's Hat Trick Sinks Tunisia

The Falconets beat Tunisia, 4-0, on Saturday in Abuja during the first leg of the second round of the FIFA 2014 U-20 Women's World Cup qualifier.

The Tunisians played a defensive game during the first half and the match ended with no goals. It took another turn during the second half when the Falconets scored two goals, seven minutes into the half.

The team's captain, Okaeme Helen, scored the first goal in the 50th minute while Uchechi Sunday scored the second goal almost immediately, in the 51st minute.

In the 66th minute of the match, Sunday scored the third of the match, a minute after missing a goal, after which the Tunisians started to show signs of tiredness.

The Tunisians had their first substitution of the match in the 76th minute of the match - Aouichi Mien came in for Hameed Abi after the former got a knock on her knee.

Sunday scored the fourth goal - and her third - of the match, in the 86th minute.

Speaking to PREMIUM TIMES after the match, the head coach said, "Despite the four goals, I am very disappointed in those girls; they should have played better. But we are going to Tunisia to beat them at home - not a draw. The girls have seen (the Tunisians) play; now they know their strengths."

Nigeria is in the second round of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup qualifier. The tournament will take place in Canada next year.

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