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Women's World Cup 2019: Nigeria optimistic ahead of second match

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<p>Nigeria’s Super Falcons are in high spirits although they recorded a loss in their opening games against Norway in the France 2019 Women’s World Cup.</p> <p>After losing 3-0 to Norway in their first group match, they must win on Wednesday against South Korea to avoid early elimination.</p> <p>However the Super Falcons coach, Thomas Dennerby remains optimistic ahead of the games.</p> <p>“Even though we did not win our first game, we are still very confident because we had a very good start in the first 20 to 25 minutes. The ball flow and rhythm was very good,’‘ he said.</p> <p>‘‘So if we can do the same thing in the second game, we’ll have a chance to win. Of course we have to win, we have to win,” he added.</p> <p>The nine-time African champions crashed by Norway will now have to reset their tactics in upcoming fixtures. </p> <p>The reigning African champions are the only team on the continent to have competed in all eight editions of the Women’s World Cup.</p> <p>Their best performance, a quarter-final in 1999 in the United States.</p>

Even though we did not win our first game, we are still very confident because we had a very good start in the first 20 to 25 minutes. The ball flow and rhythm was very good.

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