|Germany are the U 20 Women Fifa Worldcup champions|
After 120minutes of a grueling game of football between the top two scoring sides in Sunday's Fifa U-20 women world cup final in Canada; the final whistle drew curtains close to a tournament which averaged 3.18 goals per game; as Nigeria’s super falconets bowed out as runners up to winners Germany in the bi-annual women’s mundial, which when compared to the male u-20 world cups; future stars and budding talents would be expected to step to the football world scene making fans get their eyes dazed either from the field of play or via media screens.
|The Falconets must stick together if they want to bring honor to their country|
In all, the national teams of these participating countries are all in anticipation of the next sets of generation of soccer players who would lift the nation’s national flag high and bring world honor and respect to the county’s name.
It’s expected at the end of every age grade mundial; a good number of the players who perform well are promoted into the senior national team, but then in the case of their squad team mates; national team call ups don’t come knocking till they fully undergo the age grade levels. As the case may be for the stars of these ‘Gallant losers’ of these years u-20 women world cup edition who made it to the final against all odds due to Nigeria’s football federation in house buhaha, a good no of these set of falconets are future stars to make Nigerian female football watching fans remain confident of their darling female national team.
Although some school of thoughts feel the Asisat Oshola, Courtney Dike, Uchechi Sunday, Captain Ebere Okoye and co. team should represent the green and white colors of the national team at the next Olympics to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2016; others feel the time is right for these national heroines to get blooded straight up into the super falcons…
FUTURE STARS ON PARADE
|Courtney scored the fastest goal ever in the history on the U 20 women's worldcup|
American based Courtney who holds the tournament record of scoring the fastest goal in 12seconds, and also shared the same room with Golden ball and boot winner Asisat Oshoala is seen as the next Mercy ‘Marvelous’ Akide, not just in skill, but also in pace, good final pass delivery as well as an incisive eye for goal.
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With similar aspects of playing position; Courtney can step forward and take the challenge to put her name in gold; equaling or surpassing the goal scoring traits of Marvelous Akide-Udoh.
|No Nonsense: Ebere Okoye led by example throughout the mundial|
In Ebere, same budding similarities are seen. With good authoritative instructions dished out from the midfield to her teammates, and rallying calls…Nigeria’s Super Falcons team couldn’t have a better skipper in years to come than her.
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|Uchechi celebrates like Cristiano Ronaldo|
Four years on, Uchechi a Liverpool supporter due to her admiration for Steven Gerrard and the clubs ‘You Never Walk Alone’ (YNWA) anthem; has striking similarities with two time African female footballer of the year; Cynthia Uwak and also some resemblance in pace to those of Ex-Falcons Stella Mbachu.
Sunday, a raw-talent should be groomed into the female national team; and not be allowed to join the ‘once upon a time’ set of ex-falconets who are nowhere to be seen.
THE JOURNEY AHEAD
With the Fifa female Senoir World cup coming up next year 2015 in Canada, the likes of keeper Sandra ChiChi, Ugo Njoku, Sarah Nnodim, Chinwendu Ihezuo, Loveth Ayila and Osarenoma Igbinovia should not be left behind in the breeding process for the next super falcon’s team.
Nigeria has never won a medal in female football at the Olympics…the journey for gold in Rio 2016 should start in earnest with our gallant super falconets.