Canada 2014: Nigeria’s Falconets to re-strategise

The class of 2010 did Nigeria proud

Dedevbo says he will work on the team’s tactics.

The head coach of the Nigeria U-20 women’s team, the Falconets, Peter Dedevbo, has said he will re-strategise to put the team ahead of their next opponent,

This is coming after the team’s frustrating 1-1 draw against the Mexicans at the on-going FIFA U-20 women’s World Cup.

Dedevbo says he will work on the team’s tactics: ball control, passing, and finishing.

According to a press statement signed by the team’s spokesperson, Elizabeth Carr, the coach said, “It’s like every other match. At times in some matches what you expect to see – or when you plan your strategies, it does not work out for you; you feel a bit disappointed. There is no problem. It happens like that in most first matches of every competition. The team gave in their best”.

The coach noted that the Mexican side was good.

“I did not expect them to be this strong. They have given me the opportunity to see some lapses in my team, which I am going to work on. I am not satisfied with a draw. I wanted a win to put the team top of group C,” he said.

He noted that the Falconets have always drawn their opening matches.

The Nigerian goal scorer, Osarenoma Igbinovia, on the other hand said the goal was a result of team work.

“My team mates assisted me to get the goal. The coach also encouraged us to score from the blind side and that’s what I did.”

Asisat Oshoala, who got the MVP during the Nigerian-Mexico encounter, said the match day was not a good day for her, as she missed many scoring chances.

“It was disappointing. I could have converted the chances I got, but that’s football.  I promise a better performance next time,” she said.

Nigeria will play Korea Republic on Saturday by 5 p.m. Canadian time and 9 p.m. Nigerian time.


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