Nigeria’s U-20 women team, the Falconets are looking forward to a better outing against Haiti in their second game at the on-going 2018 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France after losing 1-0 to Germany in their first Group C game.
The Falconets lost three points to three time World Champions, Germany, courtesy of a goal scored by Stefanie Sanders fired in from close range in the 70th minute after the Falconets failed to clear their lines from a corner kick at the Stade de Marville, Saint Malo on Monday.
The Falconets will look to redeem their image when they face Haiti at the same venue today, Thursday, 9th August.
Their final Group C game is against China at the Léhon’s Stade de Clos Gastel stadium on Monday, 13th August.
Falconets came tantalising close to winning the World Cup twice (2010, 2014), losing to Germany in the finals both times.
They will be hoping to reach such heights in France 2018 to return to the top-ranking of women’s youth football after an agonising group stage exit in 2016.
Six of the players featured in the 2016 World Cup, including star playmaker Rasheedat Ajibade.