13 August 2018

Nigeria: FIFA U-20 - Falconets in Make or Mar Clash Against China

Nigeria's Falconets must win their last group D tie against China this afternoon, or they will be headed home from the FIFA U-20 Women World Cup ongoing in France.

The Falconets lost their first game to Germany 1-0 and they redeemed themselves with a hard win against Haiti. Though a draw will be good against the Chinese ladies, however, they also need a win to progress.

According to assistant coach, Mansur Abdullahi the Falconets would not be laid back in this game as they need to win to guarantee a passage.

"We just have to put in the best of ability and know that we don't have to draw or lose the game against China because we believe we can go all the way, even past the group stage.

"We believe in our abilities and strength as a team to do well. The girls know the importance of the World Cup so they cannot afford to lose the next match. The only way to reciprocate the tax payers money is by churning out good performance at the Mundial.

We are focused as a team and hopeful that we will qualify from the group." Germany top the group with six points they will play Haiti today.


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