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Falconets coach faults indiscipline

25 August 2014, 16:16Israel Ojoko

Ottawa - Head coach of the Falconets, Peter Dedevbo has attributed Nigeria's ouster from the U20 Women’s World Cup in Canada to technical indiscipline on the part of the players.

Nigeria last night at the Parc Olympique Montreal lost 1-0 to Germany in the finals of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.

Dedevbo says the Falconets played their best but lost out for their inability to convert their chances at goals.

"We missed out in the first half, there were many chances created but the team failed to convert them. I must admit the girls played well and the Germans too. I lost the match out of technical indiscipline on the part of players. It is a lesson for them to learn to grab opportunities as they come."

Also read: Germany beat Falconets to trophy

The coach who is yet to address the players after the lost, said his team had progressed very well in the competition beating England, New Zealand, Korea DPR, Korea Republic and a draw against Mexico.

"I commend them for their spirit of team work. They did good but the Germans took the luck. I don’t want them to take it hard, they should take the corrections and move ahead. I will address them later, I want them to calm down first."

The coach says for Asisat Oshoala who won the best player and highest goal scorer of the tournament, it indicates that the team has made history in the world.

He commends his technical crew for their contribution to the success of the team and the NFF for their support.

"We are going home to start building for the next competition, Germany won in 2010 and 2014 again but we need to work to overturn that. We are not to allow them each time we meet to take our victory away. I have got many experiences in this world cup and I go back a better coach."

The team leaves Montreal Monday by 2pm local time, on its way home and is expected to arrive Nigeria on Tuesday.

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