Falconets coach Dedevbo calls for calm ahead of crunch World Cup qualifier against South Africa

Published on: 04 November 2015

Falconets head coach, Peter Dedevbo has called for calm ahead of their game against the Basetsana of South Africa for a spot at the 2016 Fifa U20 Women’s World Cup in Papua New Guinea.

The Nigerian campaigners will be taking their 2-1 first leg advantage at the Abuja National Stadium to Johannesburg for the decisive leg on Saturday at the Makhulong Stadium in Tembisa.

Dedevbo said the side need the prayer and support of all and sundry to overcome the hurdle of the South Africans.

“Nigerians should stop to express apprehension over the decisive clash against South Africa but to pray to God to give us victory in Johannesburg.

“The South Africans were not too fantastic but were just lucky to earn the away goal from the spot.

“We have perfectly done our home work as well as corrected the shortcomings that saw us missed chances in the first leg in Abuja.

“The South Africans were largely defensive here in Abuja but over there in Johannesburg they are most likely to come out in search of the winning goal so it will suit us well to apply the killer punch.

“The encounter is mostly going to be tough but we are confident to nip the World Cup ticket at their expense,” said the former Flamingoes head coach to supersport.com.

The aggregate winners will secure one of the African tickets for the global biennial football showpiece in Papua New Guinea.

Falconets were runners-up in the immediate past championship in Canada.