By Joseph Aigbonosumua
Nigeria’s U-20 women team, the Super Falconets lost 1-0 to the three time World Champions, Germany in their opening Group C game at the 2018 FIFA Women’s World Cup ongoing in France.
This is the third defeat suffered by the Nigerian U-20 side in the hands of the German Womens U-20 team. They had lost in the finals of the 2010 and 2014 final.
A second-half strike by Stefanie Saunders gave Germany maximum victory over Nigeria in Saint-Malo on Monday
However, the camp of the Nigeria side are undeterred as players expressed zeal and optimism to qualify for the next round despite defeat. Super Falconets forward, Rasheedat Ajibade says she’s proud of the team’s performance despite their 1-0 loss to Germany in their Monday’s opening Group C match of the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in France thinks there are lots of positives gained from the defeat.
“Disappointing result today against a good ??team but feel proud of our?? team and lots of positives to take into the next game. Thank you for all the great support ??????We go again on Thursday#Togetherwearestronger #RA08 #U20WWC #womeninfootball.
The Falconets will face Haiti at the same venue on Thursday, 9th August before their final group game against China at the Léhon’s Stade de Clos Gastel Stadium on Monday, 13th August.
Super Falcons player, Desire Oparanoize also believes the team improved a lot and can get better in their next game.
“Good game ladies. Wasn’t the result we hoped for, but of course…lots of room for improvement. Thursday will surely be a better date. Heads up? @ Stade Marville,” The Super Falcons striker who was in the stands to watch the game tweeted.