Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Falconets won't underrate Korea DPR - Peter Dedevbo

Falconets won't underrate Korea DPR - Peter Dedevbo
Nigeria U20 Women's team coach has said his team will in no way look down on their Asian counterparts when they meet in the first semi-final game in Moncton on Wednesday evening
Head coach of the Falconets, Peter Dedevbo has told Goal, that his ladies will not play as if they have arrived nor underrate their semi-final opponents Korea DPR on Wednesday.
On their road to the semi-final, Nigeria finished as Group C winners with seven points after a 1-1 draw with Mexico and identical 2-1 victories over Korea Republic and England, before a 4-1 bashing of New Zealand in the quarter-final.


Dedevbo said his team is brimming with confidence and prepared for whatever the North Koreans will bring to the party at the Moncton Stadium.
"The mood and spirit is high - these players want to play and want to win. Everybody is in high spirits - both players and officials," Dedevbo told Goal.
"We are not underrating any team and we are seeing the game as any challenge - we just want to go there and play just like we have been playing.
"We are not underrating any team we are not feeling as if we have arrived. We are playing as if it's the first match in the competition. We are playing as if we have not gotten to the semi-finals.
However, the Delta Queens chief trainer said that the top performance and fitness of his defenders were reasons why Nasarawa Amazons' captain and defender Mariam Ibrahim is yet to be featured.
"[Mariam Ibrahim] is okay. There is nothing wrong with Mariam - she is doing very well - it's when they are not doing well that we will give others the chance to play.
"Mariam is not the only player - we still have three other players yet to play. If they play depends on injury to any of the players. We don't have any injury worries and are not praying for any injuries," he concluded.
The match will be played at 9pm on Wednesday night.