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FIFA U-20 WWC: Nnadozie wants Falconnets to stop China

Nigeria’s Chiamaka Nnadozie gestures after the Women World Cup U20 football match Haiti against Nigeria on August 9, 2018 at the Marville stadium in Saint-Malo, north-western France.

Falconets keeper, Chiamaka Nnadozie has asked her team-mates to go all out and take all three points from China when they clash in their last group game on Monday.

Nigeria need a win advancing the in tournament, losing 1-0 to Germany and beating Haiti 1-0.  “We have the same amount of points as China, so it’s going to be a tough match,” she said. “It’s the final match in the group stage, so we have to try our best and give everything we have. This is the final fight.”

Speaking on their last game against Haiti where she kept the Falconnets in the match with her excellent saves she said:

“It was a very tough game.

“They were strong, but we’re strong as well. We played according to our coaches’ instructions and we did all we could. We fought until the end, were able to withstand the pressure and at the end of the match we won. I’m so happy.”

And with good reason. Her outstanding performance led to the FIFA Technical Study Group (TSG) handing her the “Dare to Shine” Player of the Match award at the final whistle, while her team-mates also showed her their appreciation.

“After the match everybody came to me and they were very, very happy,” she said. “It was so great. They came to me, hugged me and told me how well I did. They encouraged me.”


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