South Africa can’t stop Falconets’ World Cup dream – Ogbala

Nasarawa Amasons coach, Obi Ogbala has said South African’s Bayaya Bayana cannot deny the Falconets the tickets for the 2014 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup in ogbala

The Nigerian campaigners stopped their Tunisian opponents 4-0 in the reverse fixture of the second round in Tunis on Sunday to advance to the final round on 8-0 aggregate.

The Flaconets will hit the road to Johannesburg in the first week of January to confront the South Africans in the first leg final round of African qualifying races while the decisive leg will hold a week after at the Abuja National Stadium.

Winners of the two legged encounter will automatically qualify to hoist the continent’s flag at the biennial global football fiesta in Canada.

Ogbala said through no side are minnows in the round leather game South Africa cannot stand between the Flaconets and the World Cup ticket.

“The Flaconets will certainly scale through the South Africans hurdle.

Though no country is a write-off at this stage of the qualifier, the South African side are not strong at the under-20 cadre, i don’t see them posting a stumbling block to the Falconets qualification for the World Cup.

“I don’t even see any opponent standing between the Falconets and the ticket, the players are talented and hungry to make name for themselves.

“I see the side beating South Africa on both legs of the qualifying matches, they’ll surely sail through to the World Cup,” said the 2013 2013 Women’s Federation Cup silver medalist to

Ogbala, who did not show sign of surprise at the Flaconets five-star performance against the North African toes, however will want the nation’s representatives not to leave the goals coming too late.

“I learnt the goals came in the second half in Tunisia, i think the side should see the outcome as a wake-up call to avoid leaving it too late. The goals were too late in coming in Nigeria, a good side can make things tougher when the goals stayed too long in coming.

“Against South Africa they should find a way to spread the goals and early too so as to avoid unnessary pressure,” said the former River Angels coach.


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