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Falconets set to play Tunisia, says coach

12 December 2013, 09:52

Abuja - The Nigerian under-20 women's football team, the Falconets, on Wednesday said they were set to face Tunisia in the ongoing African qualifiers for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Canada.

The team’s head coach, Peter Dedevbo, said this in a statement signed by the team's media officer, Elizabeth Kah, in Abuja.

It said the coach said the team had intensified its training ahead of the second round qualifying first leg match on Saturday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the second round qualifier match is slated for Saturday, December 14, at the Abuja National Stadium from 4pm.

According to the statement, the coach had placed more emphasis on penalty kicks and shooting to enable the players score more goals during the match.

"The girls needed to train on goal targets, so that they will have an edge over the Tunisians.

"The team needs to maintain the record of scoring 16 goals against Sierra Leone, or even do better than they did, to help them qualify for the next round," it quoted the coach as having said.

The statement further added that the team had played two friendly matches, drawing 2-2 against All Stars of Abuja and losing 0-2 to Fosla Academy.

"All this is to prepare the team and make corrections where necessary. So, Nigerians should expect victory on that day," it said.

NAN reports that the Falconets had beaten Sierra Leone 16-0 aggregate in their first round qualifier.



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