By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
Ahead of Costa Rica 2022 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup next month, captain of Nigeria U-20 side (Falconets) and Rivers Angels defender, Oluwatosin Demehin has exuded confidence in his team’s goal of leaving a mark at the tournament.
“Preparation has been going well and smoothly. We have been training hard and working hard because playing at the World Cup is a different ball game, unlike the Qualifiers. We won’t be playing against African sides at the World Cup but European and other continental representatives which requires us to work very hard.
“Our goal is to go to Costa Rica and make a mark. We are not just going there to participate but to leave a mark and have a good performance with a good outing.” She told www.kick442.com.
Nigeria will face France, Canada, and South Korea in Group C at Costa Rica 2022 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup which will take place from August 10 to 28.
“It requires that we work ten times more than our preparations during the Qualifiers. For me, I don’t think there is a big deal in our group. I don’t think there is any country that can stop us from scaling through the group stage and making it to the next stage which is the quarter-final.” The former Sunshine Queens defenders concluded.
Two-time beaten finalist, Nigeria’s U20 girls, Falconets have continued their preparations for next month’s FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup finals scheduled for Costa Rica.
The girls, who have been training in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja will depart for a one-week training tour in Barranquilla, Colombia, from where the delegation will fly into San Jose for the finals slated.
ALL THE INVITED PLAYERS
Goalkeepers: Nelly Ekeh; Monle Oyono; Inyene Etim; Peace Obidinma
Defenders: Oluwatosin Demehin; Omowunmi Oshobukola; Rofiat Imuran; Jumoke Alani; Motunrayo Ezekiel; Rihanat Kasali; Oluwabunmi Oladeji; Oluchi Ohaegbulem
Midfielders: Bashirat Amoo; Esther Onyenezide; Adoo Yina; Chidinma Ogbuchi; Chinyere Kalu; Amarachi Odoma; Chioma Olise; Favour Emmanuel; Deborah Ajibola
Forwards: Joy Jerry; Mercy Idoko; Flourish Sebastine; Taiwo Lawal; Precious Vincent; Blessing Okpe; Juliet Adebowale; Joy Omewa; Chiamaka Okwuchukwu
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