Abuja - President of Nigeria Football Federation Aminu Maigari on Tuesday inspired players of the U-20 Women National Team, Falconets, with words of courage, saying he has confidence in them to reach Sunday’s championship final.
Following their easy 4-1 dismissal of New Zealand in the quarter final on Sunday, the Falconets clash with pacy North Korea at the Moncton Stadium, Moncton on Wednesday evening, in the first semifinal.
“I have watched all the matches played by the girls since the championship started, and I am greatly delighted at the manner they have taken it one match at a time.”
“The North Koreans are a leading powerhouse in women’s football in the world, but so are our girls. This tournament has shown the prowess and skills of our girls. I am truly impressed and I know they have what it takes to reach the final.”
Also read: Falconets coach confident of victory
Four years ago, Maigari was with the Falconets in Germany as they flew all the way to the final, before losing 2-0 to the host nation to finish with the silver medals.
“I believe that this time, our girls will not be contented with reaching the final. Yes, they still have the semifinal to play, but I know that once they conquer the Koreans, their eyes will be on the trophy.”
Victory over the North Koreans on Wednesday will reward the Falconets with a final against either Germany or France, at Montreal’s fabulous all-cover Olympic Stadium on Sunday.
For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.