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Falconets remain upbeat ahead of Tunisia encounter

04 December 2013, 10:46

Abuja - The Nigerian female U-20 team, the Falconets, said on Tuesday in Abuja that they were ready to take on Tunisia in the 2014 FIFA Women's World Cup qualifying match.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the Falconets had earlier defeated their Sierra- Leonean counterparts 16-0 (both home and away) in an earlier qualifier match.

They will now play against Tunisia in the first leg final qualifier in Abuja on December 14 for a place at the 2014 FIFA Women's World Cup billed for Canada next year from August  5 to August 16.

Uchechi Sunday, who spoke to NAN, said she expected nothing other than a victory for the Falconets adding that, their target was to qualify for the World Cup.

"We have been working very hard for the match and we are confident that we will come out victorious. Our target is to qualify for the World Cup," she said.

The Rivers Angels’ forward, who scored five goals against Sierra Leone, recalled that she played at the U-17 level.

One of the goalkeepers, Gift Lucky, assured Nigerians that the Tunisian side would not find it easy as the Falconets were ready to thrash them.

"The team has been doing its best and is ready to face whatever comes their way. I am assuring Nigerians that we will make them proud.

"We all are hoping to qualify for the World Cup and we can only do that by defeating the Tunisians,’’ Lucky said.

Bayelsa Queens’ attacker, Chidinma Edeji, said the team was ready to write another history as they did with the Sierra Leoneans.

"We have been training and working very hard.

"So, we are sure of a resounding victory because we are going to beat them like we did Sierra Leone,’’ she said.

Another Bayelsa Queen forward, Adeboyejo Yetunde, also affirmed what her colleagues said.

She noted that they were working very hard ahead of the first-leg match, adding, "We pray that God will crown our efforts with success."

NAN reports that Nigeria will play against Tunisia in the first leg of the qualifier on December 14 at the Abuja National Stadium.



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