“Our girls are super good” – Nigerians applaud Falconets after comeback win over Canada

The young girls maintained their perfect winning run at the tournament to outclass their North American counterparts

Nigeria’s U20 women national team delivered a delightful, dogged display to dish out a 3-1 beating to Canada early on Thursday morning to the admiration of dozens of their country folks.

The Falconets had already booked their place in the quarterfinals of the 2022 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup with earlier wins over France and South Korea.

The two-time World Cup runners-up only needed to avoid defeat against Canada to finish top of Group C.

But there was no stopping them from a win, with the young Nigerian ladies coming from a goal deficit to power to a convincing win over their Reds.

A brace of penalties from exciting midfielder Esther Onyenezide and a late effort from substitute Chioma Olise made it three wins from three group games for the coach Chris Danjuma-tutored side.

Nigerian fans who stayed up all night to watch the match, which kicked off at 3 a.m. local time, were impressed with the Falconets’ performance.

The team’s good organisational set-up, their relentless attacking play, and coach Danjuma’s tactical input were things that caught several supporters’ eyes.

Below are excerpts of the fans’ comments about the team’s display.

 

 

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