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Falconets celebrate England victory

14 August 2014, 12:59Israel Ojoko

Ottawa - The Falconets are in celebration mood after beating England 2-1 to book a quarterfinal ticket at the ongoing FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup in Canada.

Nigeria came from a goal down to beat England and claim a second straight victory.

The Falconets say the match over stretched them especially the first half, but it has given them the opportunity to correct their mistakes and buckle up for the next match.

Forward Courtney Dike said the early mistakes made in the game served as a momentum builder, and inspired them to fight back.

"We are very happy to have beaten England, we will intensify our training as we set our eyes on the trophy.

“When they scored first we felt bad, but later we played as a team like one that has not conceded a goal, and it paid off."

Also read: NFF charges Falconets to ground England

Head coach Peter Dedevbo says the team has made him a happy man.

"The girls played their best in the match, am so happy and must commend them. At first I was like what is happening, but knowing my team's performance I knew they will come from behind to win. What lies ahead now is the quarter finals and I will continue to focus on goal scoring."

Nigerians in Edmonton later treated the team to a dinner where there was much to eat. Representatives of Nigerian High Commission in Canada who watched the game, where present at the dinner.

The Falconets will take on New Zealand in the quarter final at Moncton on Sunday by 5pm, 9pm Nigerian time.

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