Onyebuchi: Flamingoes’ strikers must deliver against Mexico
Flamingoes’ midfielder Ihuoma Onyebuchi has challenged the Nigeria’s strikers to rediscover their scoring boots against table toppers, Mexico when both sides meets in the final group D clash in the on-going FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica on Monday morning.
Onyebuchi who won the Most-Valuable Player award against Colombia missed getting her first goal of the tournament and the country’s third of the day after seeing her effort come off the wood work late on Thursday.
She stated this while reacting to area that needs improvement in the next match, she indicated the attack while appealing to the strikers to start converting their chances.
“I think with my strikers – I will expect them not to miss their opportunities in front of goal again in their next match, step up their game and do what is right on the field of play,” she demanded.
Earlier, she expressed delight at winning the MVP award though claimed she was not exceptional in the game and promised to give her best to get the country to the finals of the age-grade competition.
“I ‘m really happy winning the award, despite I missed my goal and not as if I played very well but it’s just the grace of God that gave me the award. In the next match, I will put in my best and continue to
fight more and not relent.”
She however, declared that she and her teammates are ready to make Nigerians proud by winning the last group D clash against Mexico on Monday.
“We will do well and defend our nation very well by winning the final group match and also qualify for the finals,” she concluded.