Despite six- nil bashing of Nigeria’s Falconets the FIFA Under twenty Women’s World Cup in Papua New Guinea, the team Head coach, Peter Dedevbo, is optimistic that his girls will bounce back to pick maximum points from the remaining two matches in the group stage.
Dedevbo, who acknowledged the superiority of the Japanese side, insisted that the Sunday’s result would not mark the end of the road for Nigeria in the tournament.
While charging the players to put behind them the horror of the first game and focus on their next two group matches against Canada and Spain, Dedevbo, warned his players not think about the result since it would demoralise them in their subsequent group matches
Japan powered to victory through strikes from Mami Ueno and Yuka Momiki, who netted a hat -trick and brace respectively.
The duo’s attacking force resulted in an own goal by Nigerian defender Mary Ologbosere. Yuka Momiki was named the Live Your Goal player of the match.