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Nigeria Vs Canada: Falconets Eye First Place Finish In Group C

Nigeria Vs Canada: Falconets Eye First Place Finish In Group C

Nigeria’s Falconets will be back in action at the 2022 FIFA women’s World Cup in Costa Rica, when they will face Canada in their last Group C game.

The game is billed for the Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto, Alajuela, on Thursday, August 18 at 3am Nigerian time.

The Falconets will go into the tie on the back of two wins against France and South Korea which sealed qualification into the quarter-finals.

South Korea and France will also face each other the same time when the Falconets tackle Canada who have already been eliminated.

For Christopher Danjuma’s side, after securing passage into the knockout stage next up is a top spot finish.

For this to be achieved, the Falconets must beat Canada by any margin or at least secure a point.

This year’s tournament will be the fourth time both Nigeria and Canada will clash in the history of the U-20 women’s World Cup.

While Canada has emerged winners once, the Falconets have recorded two victories.

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Their first meeting was at the inaugural edition in 2002 with hosts Canada beating the Falconets 2-0 in the group stage.

The two teams met again in the group phase in 2006 with the Falconets triumphing 3-2.

And their last encounter was in the group stage again and the Falconets won 3-1.

In the group’s other game between France and South Korea a draw should do for the Europeans by virtue of superior goals scored.

While the French beat Canada 3-1, South Korea recorded a 2-0 win.

The Falconets in six points top the group, France are second on three points, South Korea also on three points are third and Canada are bottom with no points.

And speaking ahead of the game against Canada, Falconets coach Danjuma explained the kind of approach his team will adopt against in their last group game.

“God has been helping us we’ve been building the team, game after game we’ve been building strength,” he said in a video published on the Super Falcons Twitter handle.

“I believe the game against Canada is also one of those games that we want to improve on our lot, on every area that we’ve noticed that we need to work on.

“The more matches you win the more respect it earns you. So nobody wants to lose the position that has been attained so that’s the approach of the match.”

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  • Pls Coach be conservative don’t expose all your strategies in the group stage.

  • _Falconets vs Black Princesses?_

    As the Super Falconets approach their dead rubber final group stage match, I am already looking forward to the knockout phase.

    Just imagine Ghana managing to defeat the Netherlands by a bumper goals margin with USA losing heavily to Japan, then Nigeria – if we go on to top our group as expected – will then face Ghana in the quarter final.

    And the down-but-not-out Ghanaian ladies haven’t given up their mirage ambitions of lifting the trophy despite losing their first 2 group games.

    “Ghanaians didn’t believe in our team even before we departed for this world cup but they should start believing,”
    said Cecilia Nyama according to Ghanaweb.com.

    The Ridge City Women’s FC of Ghana midfielder didn’t mince words about the intention of her team to go full circle: “We can bring the trophy back home and it will come to pass. We will surely beat the Netherlands in our last game which is going to be a do or die affair.”

    I just can’t stop laughing but I have to admire her courage in the face of hopeless odds and inescapable failure!

    All that is needed now is for Ghana to defeat the Netherlands by 6 goals to nil and hope that Japan butchers the USA. And then a date with the Super Falconets will be on the cards before they go ahead and win the World Cup!


    Oh dear me! That is Costa Rica, not Abuja, there are no away goals rule and if does come to pass, they will have Danjuma and not Eguavoen to contend with.

    This admirable confidence from Cecilia has heightened my interest in the Ghana v Netherlands match.

    It promises to be a date with destiny. Haha 🙂

    • ayodele 2 years ago

      how will they beat the team that humble USA while USA defeated them superbly. .reality football tells me that if you dont have the quality no matter level of luck it will still not work out for you,so Ghana cant defeat Nethgerlands talkless of walloping them 6goals to qualify.

    • pompei 2 years ago

      Hahahaha, Deo, you got me in stitches with this one.
      I don laugh taya.

    • Codex 2 years ago

      And it went this way NED 4-1 GHA so they’re officially out of the tournament.

  • Detruth 2 years ago

    She just wanted to be talked about on the news media and having you and others comment on her unrealistic dream of making it to the quarter finals means she achieved her objectives.

  • Edoman 2 years ago

    Leave the young girl alone. She did not seek out the press. It could well be that the press sought her out. She deserved her optimism looking into the future games they are about to start. If you were the one, l bet you would. She is a Nigerian girl and not the old Ghanaian women, all with fat bottoms, they carried to Costa Rica. Up Nigeria girls.

  • @deo Ghana will never beat Netherland 3 goals to nil not to talk of 6… Abegi another chapter jaree

  • Footballfanatic 2 years ago

    Ghana just disgrace Africa conceding goals like baskets lol….I think we will be playing the Netherlands in the quarterfinal.

  • Codex 2 years ago

    Two penalties,Two goals from the Falconets btw this GK of ours is a flapper,she needs to get her acts together cos the last thing we need is a nervous GK in the knockouts.

  • Dr. Drey 2 years ago

    Lack of ideas in the final third is what will be our Achilles heel in this tournament.

    • fOOTBALLFANATIC 2 years ago

      Coach really needs to work on that…I know the Dutch have studied this match and our previous games and he needs to talk to the GK… Always dropping the ball.

    • Codex 2 years ago

      Also let me add this some players ARE NOT comfortable with the ball at their feet especially under pressure therefore close control sessions are priority only then can our possession based style click properly other than that and a few chinks here and there this group of players are a very good team,the determination is there,the workrate,decent organisation defensively. Mind you this is a team that didn’t prepare for this tournament before it started so I expect improvements in the next match.

  • Codex 2 years ago

    A dominant performance from the Falconets,chioma olise capping off the 3rd goal after a good team move. Full-time Falconets 3-1 Canada up next is a date with the Netherlands on Sunday.

  • KENNETH 2 years ago

    The comeback is it for me. Go girls, you ave done us proud. You proved all doubters wrong. Go bring the cup home Babes. You improving with each game.

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