Falconets head coach Peter Dedevbo has assured Nigerians that there is no cause for alarm as the team get set to tackle Korea DPR in the semi finals of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup on wednesday at the Moncton Stadium.
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Dedevbo says the team is preparing hard to face the Korean side.
“The higher you go in football, the harder it becomes, i don’t want to leave any stone un-turn in the match against Korea. I’m very much aware that the Koreans are fast on counter attack and thats is why the girls were not given a day off. We have to perect our possession and control as well as make sure we get an early goal which will unsettle them”
“I don’t want to disclose my strategies, the game will determine how we play, but i want to tell Nigerians that ,the team is confident and ready to take on any team”.
Team captain smarting from their semi finals says the players are not looking to underrate their opponent.
“All we need is to study their style of play, discover their plans and then move in with our tactics. We have watched their clip and i know we shall send them parking”.
Uchechi Sunday on her part notes that the Falconets are a strong side who are not ready to bow to any team.
“We cannot allow Korea to edge us out . We defeated Korea Republic in the first round and this Korea will go same way. I promise more goals to my team and will play with my team mates to achieve victory, for my best is yet to come and what a better place to show case my skills than against the Koreans”.
The team has also concluded to as a matter of urgency engage in fasting as it’s the tradition before every match.
The Falconets have been to the semi finals twice in 2010 they proceeded to the finals before loosing out to Germany while in 2012 they came out 3rd.
The match comes up on Wednesday by 9pm Nigerian time.