By Benjamin oboh
Falconets coach, Christopher Danjuma has reiterated that the team’s goal coming to Costa Rica was to play in the finals of the competition and eventually win it.
Danjuma made the statement in a post-match interview after the Falconets defeated Canada in a 2-1 win at the Estadio Alajuela Morera, San Jose to wrap their group stage matches on a perfect note.
“We had a goal coming here and I think that is our driving force. We do not put ourselves under pressure and we know that All we do is for ourselves, our family and the nation and we just have to get there. We have tasked ourselves to getting nothing short of Playing in the finals.”
Esther Onyenezide who netted two of the three goals scored by the girls in green noted that all glory should be given to God.
“I feel so excited and glad to win the MVP again and it can only be God.’ Speaking on converting the penalties, she noted “It is what we have been learning from our training and I have to actualize it here to show the world that I can take set pieces.”
The midfielder, Deborah Abiodun added “I feel so excited and I want to thank God for making it possible for myself and the team to be here and we also want to thank Nigerians for their support and prayers. It’s exciting to be in the quarterfinals and I must say it is a work in progress.”
“It is a big deal for us, the fact that we were able to gain 9 points in three games is a big deal. The Netherlands are also a very good side but we just need to approach the game with more determination, focus and more work than previous games.”
The Falconets will lock horns with their opponents the Netherlands on Sunday, August 21, 2022.