President of Nigeria Soccer Federation, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau on Thursday challenged the U17 Ladies, Flamingos to place their defeat to Germany behind them and go all out for 3 factors after they take the pitch in opposition to their New Zealand counterparts tomorrow afternoon on the FIFA U17 Girls’s World Cup in India.
Africa’s greatest workforce took the lead in opposition to European champions Germany on Tuesday however fell to 2 second half targets that has rendered their remaining encounters within the group section, in opposition to New Zealand and Chile, must-win.
“I spoke to the women after the match in opposition to Germany to cheer them up, and I’ve spoken to them and their officers at this time for them to understand the enormity of the duty earlier than them, as a result of the NFF and certainly, all Nigerians, need them to proceed to the knock-out levels. They need to work exhausting at changing their alternatives. They need to play to their strengths and do the most effective they’ll to emasculate the opposition.
“A very good win in opposition to New Zealand might be a fantastic confidence-booster for the workforce going into the crunch encounter with Chile on Monday.”
New Zealand is not going to be simple meat, as the women from Down Underneath took the bronze medals on the 2018 World Cup finals in Uruguay – the one finals Nigeria have missed within the historical past of the match.
By the way, New Zealand hosted the very first version of the FIFA U17 Girls’s World Cup, 28th October – 16 November 2008. It’s a good distance from these finals, when hosts New Zealand exited the competitors at group stage after losses to Canada and Denmark, and a win over Colombia.
Nigeria’s Flamingos suffered related destiny, after a 2-1 win over South Korea and 1-0 loss to England in Wellington, and a 2-2 draw with Brazil in Christchurch.
Following their 1-2 defeat by Germany and New Zealand’s 1-3 loss to Chile, the Zealanders presently prop up the group B. Nigeria is third, however might go to second place forward of the ultimate matches of the pool in the event that they overpower New Zealand by two targets and Germany overcome Chile within the second match on the similar Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
The encounter between Nigeria and New Zealand will kick off at 4.30pm India time (12.30pm Nigeria time).