So the FIFA U-20 Womenâ€™s World Cup has started, and I had no idea. This is unacceptable from a sports writer. I apologize.Â Anyway, the Womenâ€™s World Cup began a few days ago, while we were all chilling in our huts, sipping ice-cold palm oil. Well, that was what I was doing anyway*. Nigeriaâ€™s Falconets began their campaign with a comprehensive 6-0 cop-out to Japan.
Who would have thought that the almighty Falconets would suffer that kind of defeat? I know, I know, the Falconets are a great team and all that. However, theyâ€™re a Nigerian team, and this means that no matter how good they are, Solomon Dalung will eventually make a speech about them. This will lead to a heavy defeat. . .oh, it has already happened. It appears that the Honorable Minister for Sports, Solomon Dalung, wished the girls good luck before he match. Iâ€™m beginning to think that this man should not be allowed to wish anyone luck again.
Anyway, the Falconets began their campaign badly. However, they have recovered. They beat Canada 3-1 yesterday, and for once I had few bad words to say. The team played like they meant business. Nigeria has always been regarded as a strong team in womenâ€™s football. However, they do not hold a candle to Canada, USA, Brazil, China and Germany. That is why yesterdayâ€™s victory is particularly sweet; the Falconets beat one of the highest-ranked female teams in the world. Well, the FIFA U-20 Womenâ€™s World Cup seems like an interesting competition.
Nigeria will take on Spain next. While this is not the same as facing the menâ€™s national team, I would still advise caution. This is because the Spanish outfit showed the stuff they are made of (girls? Guys dressed like girls? I donâ€™t know), when they took on Japan. They beat japan 1-0, though the score line flatters Japan more. Well, Iâ€™d just say at this point that the Falconets should not let what happened against Japan happen again. Who knows, they might even go far in this yearâ€™s edition of the FIFA U-20 Womenâ€™s World Cup.
*not really. I was writing stuff.