Abuja - Brace heroine Chinwendu Ihezuo has praised her Falconets
team mates and believe they acquitted themselves well in Nigeria's 2-0 triumph
over DR Congo at the Abuja National Stadium.
The Nigeria U20 women's team qualified for the final round of the African qualifying
series for the 2016 FIFA U20 Women's World Cup, courtesy of a 4-1 aggregate
defeat of their counterparts from DRC.
The Delta Queens forward fired a brace that ensured that the Falconets set-up a
tantalising match-up with South Africa in the final round of the qualifiers.
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While Ihezuo might have, once again, carried the Falconets with her goals, she
revealed that the main focus was qualification and thanked God for the double.
“I feel very happy for taking my team to the next round. It was not by my power
but by the grace of Almighty God,” the elated Ihezuo revealed to News24.
“Our main objective at the beginning of the qualifiers was to pick one of the
tickets to Papua New Guinea. We won't disappoint the fans and those that have
so much confidence in us,” the former Pelican Stars forward said.
The Falconets, runner-up of the last edition of the competition, will now take
on South Africa's Basetsana for a place at the 2016 FIFA U20 Women's World Cup
finals in Papua New Guinea.