The Nigeria U20 Women national team will be anxious to begin their seventh World Cup appearance in a remarkable fashion in their opening game against Mexico at the Moncton Stadium in Canada on Wednesday.
The Falconets look undoubtedly one of the unmatchable team after they defeated Sierra Leone 16-0, Tunisia 8-0, and South Africa 7-0 to retain their omnipresence feat as one of Africa representatives in last twelve years at the Mundial.
The African side will have plenty to cheer for with no injury and experience faces that have great various international competitions either at the U17 or U20 in the last four years must desperate to show the World the progress of women football in Nigeria against the Mexicans.
Seemingly having little or nothing to worry about assessing the array of talents in his 21-woman squad, head coach Peter Dedevbo said he is confident of securing a big victory against Mexico considering the pedigree and readiness of the players in his kitty.
Expecting his ladies to explore the loopholes of the Mexicans, Dedevbo said the Falconets are psychologically, physically and mentally ready to make a big statement in their World Cup campaign’s curtain-raiser match against Mexico.
“I have assembled some of the best players in the country, they are smart and experience. Bringing together players from the U17 team that went to Costa Rica and others from Super Falcons has brought completion to the team.
“I’m aware of the previous records of the team and sure this time around we will bring back home the trophy. I’m also confident with the level of training we have had, mark my words the team will make Nigeria proud,” Dedevbo who previously led country’s Flamingoes to the U17 World Cup said.
Nigeria, who scored a total of 31 goals with conceding in qualifiers, holds the edge against Mexico after they recorded a win and a draw in previous two meeting at this international level.
South American referee Salome Di Iorio of Argentina will be in charge of the match.
The African giants will face the Mexicans on August 7 Thursday morning by 12am Nigeria time (Wednesday 8pm Canadian time) at Moncton Stadium, Canada.