Head Coach Bala Nikyu has stated that the Flamingoes would not underrate their next Group D opponent, Colombia in their second game at the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup after Monday morning victory over Asian counterparts, China 2-1.
The Flamingoes would at the Alejandra Morera Soto stadium on Thursday morning face Colombia and Nikyu said that the National U-17 Women’s team would approach the game against the South Americans in a professional way.
“There is no and won’t be any easy game at this tournament and we are not going to underrate Colombia because we beat China 2-1 and that they lost 4-0 to Mexico,” he said.
The Flamingoes gaffer while promising Nigerians that they will take the match very crucial as he expects a better performance from his ladies, stressed the team’s aim is to win the tournament.
”We are going to approach the match against Colombia with more seriousness and improved performance than we had against China because our objective is to win the first title for Nigeria.”
”We are looking forward to the next game against Colombia knowing well that all the teams at this championship are here based on merit,” he added.
Nigeria will play the second group D match against Colombia on by 3am Thursday morning in Nigeria’s time but 8pm Costa Rica’s time.