San Jose - Coach of the Flamingoes Bala Nikyu has attributed
the team’s 2-1 victory over China to teamwork.
Nigeria beat China to kick start their 2014 FIFA U17 Women’s
World Cup on a winning note.
Nikyu commended the teamwork and resilience of his ladies to
ensure victory against China in their Group D opening campaign, and would not
single out any player for praise.
"I don't want to mention any player because they all
did well, its team work, they played for themselves to win," Nikyu said.
Nigeria were two goals up at half time before China pulled
one back after the break, and the gaffer has refused to blame his girls for a
poor second half, insisting they did brilliantly well to preserve the lead
despite the Chinese fought-back in the last half hour of the game.
"We played better in the first half, it is normal when
down in any match you want to brace up, so am not surprise that China fought
hard in the second half as they were already down, unless the final whistle is
blown they will still want to fight back.
For the latest on
national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and
like our Facebookpage.