Former Super Falcons coach Godwin Izilien has tasked the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to organise Grade A friendly games for the national U20 women’s team, Falconets ahead of the 2018 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup in France.
The team has been drawn in Group D of the tournament alongside Germany, Republic of China and Haiti.
Godwin Izilien was speaking about the Falconets via the Guardian. In his words, he said: “The Falconets are in a tough group in the FIFA U-20 women World Cup. The only way they can succeed is when the coaches select players for the tournament without sentiments. This is one of the issues killing football at the cadet level.”
“They should focus on getting credible players based on their current form. There is still time for the team handlers to also monitor some young talented players in the league and invite the girls to contest for shirts.
“The Falconets need to be strictly supervised because this is the place the next generation of the Super Falcons players are discovered. Based on the quality of the Falconets group opponents, the NFF should work out modalities to organise quality friendlies for the team ahead of the World Cup.
“The girls need to be exposed to understand more tricks and tactics in soccer through this tune up games. It would not be fair for Nigeria if the team gets disgraced in the championship.” he concluded.
France 2018 will be held in four cities namely Vannes, Concarneau, Saint-Malo and Dinan/Lehon.