The odds favour Nigeria’s U-17 national team as it takes on its France counterpart in the quarter final match today at the ongoing FIFA Women’s World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Flamengoes have amassed an impressive 15 goals in their three group matches against host Azerbaijan, Colombia and Canada while the French side has scored 11 goals, 10 of which were claimed in its final group match against underdog, Gambia.
Meanwhile, the tournament’s top scorer, Chinwendu Ihezuo, has expressed confidence in the squad’s ability to demolish France who did not qualify for the last edition of the tournament held in Trinidad and Tobago in 2010.
“We are ready for France and although it will be a tough game, we will try our best to prevail,” Ihezuo, who has six goals and four assists to her credit, said.
In other quarter final games, Canada will meet People’s Republic of Korea, Ghana faces Japan while Germany and Brazil will jostle for the last ticket for the semi finals.