Abuja - The Falconets flew out of the country on Monday for
a 24 –day final camping programme in Canada ahead of this year’s FIFA U-20
Women’s World Cup finals taking place in the same country.
A delegation of 24 players and 11 officials, led by NFF
Chief Technical Officer, Siji Lagunju, flew aboard a Lufthansa Airline from
Abuja to Frankfurt, from where it would connect another flight to Moncton,
Head Coach Peter Dedevbo said on Monday that his girls are
focused on a mission of doing the country and the continent proud in North
“We have a squad of able, courageous and confident players
and I believe we have the capacity to go all the way in Canada,” Dedevbo said.
It would be recalled that Nigeria has featured in all
previous FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup finals since the event was launched in the
same country (Canada) 12 years ago, reaching the final in Germany four years
ago before losing to hosts Germany.
The Falconets made it to the semi-finals of the 2012 finals
In Canada, Dedevbo who led the U-17 girls to the FIFA U-17
World Cup finals in Trinidad and Tobago in 2010 and Azerbaijan in 2012, will
pump up the Falconets’ spirit for the Group C campaign against Mexico and Korea
Republic in Moncton (August 6 and 9 respectively) and; against England in
Toronto on August 13.
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