Thursday, August 14, 2014

Nigeria's Under-20 Women's Soccer World Cup Team Cruise to Quarterfinals!

Last night (08/13/14) in Canada,  Nigeria's Under-20 Women's Soccer World Cup team beat England, 2-1 to qualify for the quarter finals of the 2014 tournament. This elegant and cohesive Nigerian winning team played a thrilling, entertaining and richly skillful game to overcome its English counterpart. The first half ended 1-1, but Nigeria scored the winning goal in the second half through a penalty kick. Interestingly, moments before Nigeria scored its winning and second goal, the English side won a penalty kick but was unable to convert it to a goal. 

This game was so fast-paced, entertaining and technically-sophisticated on both sides that one could hardly take any momentary break from it. I believe that this Nigerian team is so rugged, so technically-oriented, so agile, so manifestly disciplined and so determined that I will be unpleasantly surprised if it fails to win the golden trophy for this under-20 women’s world cup soccer competition. I cannot wait to see this cohesive and well-blended team win the under-20 women's World Cup. At least, it will serve as a consolation for the heart-break that we lovers of soccer suffered when the Super Eagles of Nigeria crashed out of the group of 16 during the recently-concluded 2014 senior World Cup Cup extravaganza in Brazil.

The Nigerian Under-20 women’s World Cup team, which has emerged as the winner of Group C, is now set to play its quarterfinal game against New Zealand, the runner-up of Group D. Join me in saluting and applauding for this crop of adorable, gifted, richly skilled, determined, cohesive and soccer-loving Nigerian teenagers!!! The sky seems to be their limit!