Don’t Let Germany Intimidate You, Jegede Charges Falcons


Former Board member of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Prince Bola Jegede, has urged Super Falcons of Nigeria not to panic when they confront hosts, Germany, in the second match of group A in the FIFA Women World Cup slated for tonight.

Nigeria are in a precarious situation at the bottom in group A after losing 0-1 to France in the opening match played on Sunday.

A draw for Falcons or win will keep Nigerian ladies hope alive in the group standing.

As Nigeria ladies are preparing to confront German ladies tonight, Jegede said Falcons have equal chance with their opponents to progress to the next stage.

“It is 50-50 chance for both teams. Our ladies should not be feared because they are playing against home team. We have seen home team defeated in the previous World Cups so, I expect Falcons to come out and give their opponents a tough game,” she said.

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The proprietor of defunct Jegede Queens of Lagos advised Falcons team led by Eucharia Uche to change the pattern of the game if they want to come out with a good result in the encounter. Jegede is of the opinion that Germany know much about Nigeria’s game and admonished the coaching crew to change tactics and work on the psyche of the players if they want to beat the hosts.


—Sunday Akintoye


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