Head coach of Nigeria’s U-17 team, Bala Nikyu, has insisted that the girls can qualify for the quarter-final, despite their 0-0 draw with England on Tuesday.
The Flamingoes lost their first game 1-0 to Brazil and are still yet to win any match at the ongoing FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan.
This means Nigeria are bottom of Group C with one point, ahead of their last group fixture against Korea DPR.
Speaking after the game yesterday, Nikyu said they played a good game against England and is confident ahead of the last match.
“It was a match played in the right spirit. I know how much the players gave out there,” he said.
“We performed well, but in football dominating the game and winning individual accolades don’t count. What matters is to score and to win.
“I think we did well in attack. We played a defensive game against Brazil and we lost because we made a few mistakes that we’ve sorted out now.
“We were more adventurous today but there are still a few things we need to iron out before we take on Korea DPR.
“The players don’t have any experience of these competitions but they’re going to fight hard to try and win it. We can still go through and I think we deserve it.”