The Falconets coach, Christopher Danjuma, has said his team will play with caution when they face South Africa in their France 2018 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup qualifier at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin on Saturday.
Nigeria defeated their opponents 2-0 in the first leg in Polokwane, and Danjuma said his charges would fire on all cylinders in the reverse fixture.
The coach told reporters in Benin that his team would not underestimate the South Africans.
He said, “We will play them with caution because they are here to play out all their hearts. But as for my team, victory is our goal and securing the ticket is our target.
“My girls are ready and we are grateful to Governor Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Mr. Philip Shaibu, as well as the good people of Edo State for their support. We will not disappoint our fans come Saturday.”
Meanwhile, the state government has called on the residents to come out en masse to cheer on the Falconets to victory.
Commissioner for Youths and Special Duties, Mika Amanokha, who made the call, explained that the girls needed support to secure the World Cup ticket.
“A qualification for the World Cup in France will be a befitting present for Mr. Godwin Obaseki, who has shown commitment to the development of sports in the country.”