Nigeria’s top flight will try to make it a perfect campaign for the group stage FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup When they take on Canada at Estadio Alajuela Moreira Soto in Nigeria on Thursday morning.
Topping Group C after 1–0 victories over France and Korea Republic, the Falcons have found themselves in the thick of clig lights, but head coach Chris Denjuma Moses says their girls’ feet are well placed on the ground. went. They face the North Americans with three more points.
“We want to have three wins out of three to have a great mental state, a winning mindset. If we get used to winning then it will be difficult for any team to beat us.
“It would be a mistake to reduce our pace and enthusiasm just because we have reached the quarter-finals,” he said. The best way to do this is to always treat each match as a task that needs to be completed and not slow down. We face increasingly difficult teams in front of us and the winning mindset is what keeps us going.
Canada, which hosted the tournament eight years ago when Nigeria reached the final for the second time (losing to Germany by an odd goal), is on a wave of impossibility after losing its first two matches to Republic of Korea and France. four goals.
With Nigeria already qualified, the fight for second place in Group C is a direct between Republic of Korea and France, who will play together (3:00 Nigerian time) at the National Stadium in San Jose. Both the teams have three points each.
To get through to Canada, they would need to score a major victory against Nigeria and hope that either France or the Republic of Korea would kill each other in the capital.
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Moses must begin with the girls who defeated the stubborn Koreans on Sunday night.
Goalkeeper Omini Oyono displayed superior restraint and ball-handling, and the steel and awareness of captains Oluwatosin Demehin, Omovumi Oshobukola, Jumoke Allen and Rofiet Imurani put the double runner-up behind.
Midfielder Esther Oninezide, the striker’s writer who took the Koreans down, and Florish Sabstein, who hit the game-winning three-pointer against France, are also expected to join Chioma Ollis, Bashirat Amo, Joy Jerry and relentless Daya. Idoko.
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