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NFF charges Falconets to ground England

12 August 2014, 21:31Israel Ojoko

Abuja - Acting President of Nigeria Football Federation, Mike Umeh on Tuesday challenged the Falconets to go all out in Edmonton, Canada on Wednesday and earn a first –ever win over England in the history of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

Both previous clashes between Nigeria and England at the championship have ended in 1-1 draws, first in Coquimbo, Chile on November 22, 2008 and then in Augsburg, Germany on July 14, 2010. Both were group phase matches.

It is another group phase match at the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton on Wednesday, with Nigeria in need of a draw and England needing to win to be sure of a place in the knock –out rounds.

Also read: Falconets arrive Edmonton for England

With four points from their first two matches, the Falconets lead Group C and will earn a place in the quarter finals with a draw against the England squad.

“I am happy with the performance of our girls in their matches against Mexico and Korea Republic, even though there are areas in which they need to improve. They must improve on those areas to be able to beat a crack side like England.”

“The NFF believes the girls are well –motivated and I have the assurance of the technical crew that they will go all out for a win,” Umeh said in Abuja.

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