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Falconets coach: I’ve proved critics wrong

18 August 2014, 12:54Israel Ojoko

Ottawa - Falconets coach Peter Dedevbo says his 4-1 victory over New Zealand and booking a semifinal ticket in the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup has proved critics wrong.

Two goals each from Asisat Oshoala and Uchechi Sunday saw the Falconets edge past New Zealand in the quarterfinal of the tournament going on in Canada.

Dedevbo could not hide his joy for breaking the jinx of quarter finals to proceed to the semis.

"I have been christened a failure, a coach who never goes beyond quarter finals and many more. My critics said I cannot exceed quarter finals citing my outing with the Flamingoes, it has not been easy but I thank God, today I have proven them wrong. That’s why at full time, I felt down and rolled on the pitch. It’s a memorable day."

Also read: Falconets return to Moncton

The coach says he is proud of the girls as they played according to instructions.

"The idea was to start fast and get a goal as a strategy to demoralise our opponents. That early goal from Asisat did just that. Before they could regain control another goal came, confusing them the more."

Nigeria will now take on Korea in the semifinal on Wednesday.

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