San Jose - Flamingoes star, Ihuoma Onyebuchi has challenged
strikers to rediscover their scoring boots against table toppers, Mexico, when both
sides meet in the final group D clash, in the on-going FIFA U17 Women's World
Cup on Sunday.
Onyebuchi who won the Most-Valuable Player award against
Colombia missed getting her first goal of the tournament and the country's third
of the day, after seeing her effort come off the wood work.
"I think with my strikers - I will expect them not to
miss their opportunities in front of goal again in our next matches, let them step
up their game and do what is right on the field of play," she demanded.
Earlier, she expressed delight at winning the MVP award
though claimed she was not exceptional in the game and promised to give her
best to get the country to the finals of the age-grade competition.
"I'm really happy winning the award, despite missing my
goal opportunity, it’s not as if I played very well but it's just the grace of
God that gave me the award. In the next match, I will put in my best and continue
to fight more and not relent."
She however, declared that she and her team-mates are ready
to make Nigerians proud by winning the last group D clash against Mexico on Monday.
"We will do well and defend our nation very well by
winning the final group match and also qualify for the finals," she
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