Nigeria's Falconets

By Obaloluwa Joshua, LAGOS

Falconets midfielder Esther Onyenezide says the team is determined to win a first FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup title in Costa Rica, reports

Chris Danjuma’s side are through to the quarter-finals of the competition after winning their opening two games against the France and Korea Republic.

The Falconets have been runners-up twice and have also been to the semi-final once.

Onyenezide believes the team can go a step further this time around.

“We are a giant in Africa and fear no other team,” player of the match,”Onyenezide told BBC Sports.

“We’ve trained an unbelievable amount and if you look back at qualifying, then we’ve every right to be confident out here whenever we play.

“We want to show the world that we’re not just big in African terms but that we can beat any other team.”

The Falconets will take on Canada in their final group game on Wednesday.