After beating Zimbabwe 3-0 on Saturday, Falconets’ coach, Okon admitted that his team must brace up to adjust to lapses discovered ahead other engagements. He said he noticed some lapses but was excited that they have three goals to fall back to when they hit Harare for the return leg According to him every game has its lessons. “Every game has its own lessons. We’ve taken some lessons from the game. We missed lots of begging chances. I will work on it before the return leg in Harare. I think the race for Japan is over for the Zimbabweans, they can’t turn the table against us at their ground,” he said.
Zimbabwean coach, Langton Giwa assured they will turn the table in the reverse fixture. “At our ground during the reverse fixture we’ll change the result. It is not yet over for us, I can assure you,” he said. The winner of the two-legged fixture will face the winner of the encounter between Congo and Mali.
The Nigerian U-20 women team on Saturday had to battle hard to put three goals behind the Zimbabweans known as the Young Mighty Warriors. The 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifier in Japan was decided at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta. Nigeria opened score through striker, Francisca Ordega in the 28th minute. But the match was characterised by unpardonable misses upfront.
First term ended 1-0 in Nigeria’s favour but at the resumption of play after a tough talk from the coaching crew saw the players showing more hunger for goals. In the 46th minute workaholic Ordega provided the assist that was latched on by attacker, Esther Sunday for goal number two.
Ordega was later to grab a brace in the 80th minute for Falconets’ third goal.
Falconets are expected to take their three-nil advantage to Harare, Zimbabwe in fortnight for the second leg. Falconets’ coach, Okon admitted some lapses but was excited that they have three goals to fall back to in Harare.