Nigeria Women’s U-20 (falconets) captain Tosin Demehin has pleaded with Nigerians to continue to support and pray for them ahead of their quarterfinal clash against the Netherlands.
The Falconets booked a place against the Netherlands after securing the maximum points in their group beating France, South Korea, and Canada.
Speaking ahead of the clash against the Netherlands, Tosin Demehin expressed delight at what she and her teammates had done and also asked that Nigerians pray and continue to support them.
“I want to thank God for the games in the group stage and for making us come out top from the group. We have played and won all three games from the group and made a good record being one of the teams to win all the group matches since the tournament started.
“The players are not relenting, we know that the knockout stages are different ball game and we are also going into the knockout stage with different mentality and strategy. So Nigerians should be expecting a wonderful performance from us.
“At this point in time, we really need Nigerians, their support and prayers more than how they supported us in the group stage. We also need the support of Africans because we are not just representing Nigeria but Africa. Being the only African in the tournament.
“There is nothing to panic about. Netherlands match is nothing to be afraid of because we have different strategies and mentality to see them off.”
The quarterfinal game between Nigeria and the Netherlands will be played in Alajuela from 1am on Monday (Nigeria time).