Falconets head coach Peter Dedevbo has assured Nigerians that there is no cause for alarm as the team get set to tackle Korea DPR in the semi finals of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup today at the Moncton Stadium.
Nigeria qualified for the round of four after a thrilling 4-1 win over New Zealand in the quarter finals played on Sunday and Dedevbo says the team is preparing hard to face the Korean side.
“The higher you go in football, the harder it becomes, I don’t want to leave any stone unturned in the match against Korea. I am very much aware that the Koreans are fast on counter attack and that is why the girls were not given a day off. We have to perfect our possession and control as well as make sure we get an early goal which will unsettle them.”
He stated that the first minute of the match will determine the tactics to be employed.
“I don’t want to disclose my strategies, the game will determine how we play, but I want to tell Nigerians that the team is confident and ready to take on any team.”
And two goal hero against New Zealand Uchechi Sunday on her part note that the Falconets are a strong side who are not ready to bow to any team.
“We cannot allow Korea to edge us out. We defeated Korea Republic in the first round and this Korea will go same way. I promise more goals to my team and will play with my team mates to achieve victory, for my best is yet to come and what a better place to show case my skills than against the Koreans.”