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Falconets defeat Korea boys in friendly game

08 August 2012, 16:04

Ogun  -The national women U-20 team, Falconets, on Wednesday defeated Gwanghou High School boys 2-0 in a friendly match played at the Namhae Sports Park in the Republic of Korea.

The team's Media Officer, Ejiro Femi-Babafemi, said in a statement on Wednesday in Abeokuta that striker Desire Oparanozie scored the brace for the Falconets in the 50th and 52nd minutes.

The statement said it was a balanced and tackle-free match, with both sides sizing each other in the first half, but were more forceful in the second half.

The game was Falconets' first friendly encounter since they arrived in Korea last Thursday for their final preparations toward the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup which kicks-off on Aug. 19 in Japan.

The match was watched by members of the House Committee on Sports.

``We are dedicating our goals and victory to the committee,'' the statement quoted the team's Captain, Gloria Ofoegbu, as saying.

The Chairman of the Committee, Mr Godfrey Gaiya, led the committee comprising the Deputy Chairman, Ayo Omidiran, Kareem Bisodun and Ebbo Abdul Ibrahim.

``I am very happy that my colleagues watched you girls win today because l have boasted to them that you are a good side.

``I want you to take this wining spirit to Japan," Omidiran said.

Gaiya in his contribution said: ``We are happy to have seen you play as we bring good wishes from Nigeria''.



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