The Nigeria’s Super Falcons are left with no choice of overcoming North Korea in the second game of group A fixture of the FIFA Women World Cup on Wednesday in France.
Having lost their first group game 3-0 against Norway Nigeria must avoid defeat in order not to be eliminated at the early stages of the competition.
Thomas Dennerby’s girls will do well to avoid the kind of lackluster start they contrived against Norway and put together more fluent attacking moves complemented by clinical finishing.
Nigeria’s Super Falcons have resumed training after a 3-0 defeat to Norway.
On Monday, the Super Falcons team trained at the Stade Eugène Thenard on the Avenue du General de Charles Gaulle ahead of the clash against Korea.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup game will be played at the Stade des Alpes as from 3pm (same time as in Nigeria) on Wednesday.
Korea’s margin of defeat by France, who thumped them 4-0 at the Parc des Princes in Paris in the championship opening match, means Nigeria is third in the pool, and being a 24 –team tournament, the African champions will be in good stead to reach the Round of 16 if they brush the Koreans aside on Wednesday and hold France to a stalemate in Rennes on 17th June.
President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, who watched the defeat by Norway in Reims on Saturday alongside 2nd Vice President Shehu Dikko, General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi and Executive Committee member Aisha Falode, charged the Falcons to overcome the loss to the Scandinavians and plot a surefire strategy that will extract the three points from the Asians on Wednesday.