FIFA Women’s World Cup: Australia match is a must-win – Nigeria’s Coach

The Head Coach of the Super Falcons, Edwin Okon, has said that the team will win the game against Australia on Friday.

“Our next match against Australia is a must-win and we are moving forward from there. Nothing is going to stop us,” he told

“We will go back to the drawing board to make sure we correct those mistakes of conceding own goals and not being able to defend set-pieces. We played a brand of football that was more of skill to entertain our fans,” he explained after his team’s draw with Sweden on Monday Night.

Speaking at the post match conference, the Coach of Rivers Angels football club and winner of the 2014 edition of All African Games said he was happy he clinched his first ever world cup goal.

“I am excited about this game because this is my first World Cup goal and I thank God for giving me the chance and opportunity to do this,” he expressed joyfully.

“I was not surprised with our performance because we had planned to win the match against Sweden. The goals they scored were given to them by us, so I think we did well,” he said.

The reigning African champions, Falcons, will play their second match in Group D against Australia on Friday.

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