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Victory over Mexico to motivate Flamingoes

24 March 2014, 17:20Israel Ojoko

San Jose - Flamingoes Head coach, Bala Nikyu has described Nigeria’s victory over Mexico in the final Group game as a huge motivation for his team ahead of their quarter-final showdown with Spain.

Nigeria beat Mexico 3-0 to finish ahead of their North American opponent at the top of Group D with goals from Rasheedat Ajibade, Uchenna Kanu and Aminat Yakubu ensuring the incredible victory for the African giants.

Nigeria battles Spain who finished second in Group C, while Mexico will take on free-scoring Group C toppers, Japan in the quarter-final respectively on Thursday.

Nikyu says the team was full of joy and excitement over his ladies’ performance against the Mexicans and are fully motivated to battle the European giants in the quarter-final stage.

“We put in a very good performance, and we’re extremely happy to have beaten a strong Mexican side. The result enables us to finish top of the group and to move on to the next stage full of confidence,” Nikyu admitted.

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