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Eagles legend Kanu tips Falconets for World Cup glory

21 August 2014, 10:05Augustine Osayande

Abuja – Soccer legend Nwanko Kanu, has congratulated the Under 20 women’s side for booking a berth in the final of the ongoing Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) World Cup in Canada.

The junior side thumped North Korea 6-2 on Wednesday in Moncton to progress to the final against Germany, who defeated France 2-1.

“Congratulations to our Falconets. We are happy with your win and now is only one game to be champions of the world. You all can do it and make history,” he said.

Also Read: Falconets: Korea must fall

Kanu, who had a stellar career with the Super eagles, wished the Falconets well ahead of the final scheduled for Sunday.

The former captain urged the team to maintain its style of play which saw them through to the final stage of the competition.

“Up Nigeria up Falconets, you know what you all have been doing to reach finals so do it and bring the cup home. Wish you all the best. You are the best,” Kanu, who won the men’s edition of the tournament in 1993, said.

The match against Germany is billed as a repeat of the 2010 edition, which the Europeans hosted.

The Falconets finished as runners-up after losing 2-0.

– CAJ News


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