3rd October, 2012
Nigeria’s female team at the ongoing FIFA U-17 World Cup in Azerbaijan, the Flamingoes are in high spirits and ready to take on their counterparts from France in tomorrow’s quarter final tie holding at 8km Stadium in Baku.
This was disclosed by coach of the team, Peter Dedevbo in an interview with FIFA.com. He said that the Nigerian girls are battle-ready for the French ladies.
“We respect every team that came to this world cup; I’d like to say they will respect us too. We are good at working against any team, in terms of France they have an amazing quality but when we meet in the quarter-finals tomorrow, we want to present a different team than that who faced Colombia in our last group match,” he said.
Nigeria have been something of a revelation at Azerbaijan 2012; they racked up an impressive 15 goals over three games in Group A, but while the majority may have come in their 11-0 victory over the hosts, they were far from efficient with their chance-taking, but coach Peter Dedevbo plans to present an even slicker Flamingoes when they face France tomorrow.
“In our first game against Canada we had all the chances but we threw them away. After that match against Canada we pretty much went back to the drawing board to work on our finishing, which we did, and it paid off somewhat against Azerbaijan,” he said.