Head coach, Christopher Danjuma, has sounded a note of warning to the Nigeria U-20 women’s side, Falconets against complacency ahead of today’s opening game of the FIFA U-20 Women’s world cup against France in Costa Rica.
“The World Cup stage is about players’ mentality; we have prepared the team very well in that area. You have to go out there, aim to be the best and work hard to be the best. It is not a picnic. I believe that these girls will do Nigeria proud,” he said.
He also highlighted the Falconets pedigree in the competition having reached the finals twice while speaking about the team’s readiness for the mundial.
“Playing seven matches in the African qualifying series toughened the team very well, and we have also worked on their psyche. Nigeria has never been also-ran at this level.
“Having reached the Final twice and made the semi finals once, the Falconets have pedigree in this championship. We cannot afford to falter. We will take it one match at a time, beginning with the game against France,” he noted.
Danjuma will be banking on the experience of captain, Oluwatosin Demehin, dynamic midfielders Esther Onyenezide, Deborah Abiodun and Adoo Yina, and the frontline of Flourish Sabastine, Mercy Idoko and Joy Jerry to lead them to glory.