Head coach of Nigeria U20 women national team, Peter Dedevbo has revealed his team will immediately begin preparations for their quarter-final encounter with New Zealand following progress to the knock-out stages at the ongoing 2014 Fifa U20 Women World Cup.
The Falconets who comeback from a goal down to win 2-1 against England on Wednesday to finish top of Group C with 7 points, will face New Zealand in the quarter-final on Saturday.
Goals from Loveth Ayila and Asisat Oshoala ensured the Falconets overpowered the English girls who had taken the lead in the fifth minute through Nikita Parris.
Speaking after his side’s 2-1 victory at Edmonton, the Delta Queens head coach described his team’s comeback against the Three Lions as ‘fantastic’, though admitted no suprise at their recovery.
He however, admitted they were troubled by the English team at much period of the game, but impressed by the atitude of his ladies to securing a vital victory.
“It was a fantastic match. We had problems in the first half with our defence and the English team kept my girls under a lot of pressure,” Dedevbo told Fifa.com.
“But I knew my team would come back and they came back very well. I liked the character of my team today very much. We will now start right away to prepare for the quarter-finals,” he concluded.
Nigeria will face New Zealand in the quarter-final at Moncton Stadium on Sunday.