Former Falconets coach, Edwin Okon has described as very fair the side’s group at the forthcoming 2014 Fifa Under-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada.
At the official draw at Montreal’s Windsor Hotel, Canada on Saturday the nation’s campaigners were pitched in Group C with England, Korea Republic and Mexico. Okon, who guided the side to a fourth finish at the last edition in Japan, said the only dreaded opponents among the lots in the group are England.
“It’s a very good one for the Falconets with the exception of England the other group opponents, Korea Republic and Mexico can’t trouble the Nigerians.
“England are the hard nuts in the group without being disrespectful to Korea and Mexico I’m confident the Falconets will power themselves through from the group.”
“Once we’re able to handle the English challenge successfully I’m sure the sky will be the limit to what the Falconets will achieve at the World Cup.
“I’m excited and happy for the Falconets, it’s a very good one for the side,” said the Super Falcons coach to supersport.com.
The second African representatives, Ghana are in Group A with hosts, Canada, Finland and Korea DPR and are expected to kick off their title chase against the hosts on August 5 at Toronto’s National Stadium.
The biennial 16-team global football showpiece will hold from August 5 to 24 in four cities namely Edmonton, Moncton, Montreal and Toronto. Canada hosted the inaugural edition in 2002.
Group A: Canada, Ghana, Finland, Korea DPR
Group B: Germany, USA, China PR, Brazil
Group C: England, Korea Republic, Mexico, Nigeria
Group D: New Zealand, Paraguay, France, Costa Rica