Striker Sunday Uchechi has vowed to help Nigeria avoid a second loss in the final of the Fifa Women’s U-20 World Cup at the expense of Germany.
The Super Falconets bid to clinch their first World Cup title in Montreal, Canada, on Sunday, but must stop Germany on their track to a record third title.
Uchechi, who will be 20 years old next month, came a touching distance to lifting the trophy in Germany four years ago only to end up with the runners-up medal after a 2-0 loss to the hosts. She told Fifa.com that Peter Dedevbo’s ward have come of age and are daring to end their already record-breaking and goals-laden campaign with the ultimate triumph.
“It’s going to be a different story this time,” she told FIFA.com. “In 2010 they were playing at home, with all their fans behind them, but that won’t be the case here. This final against Germany is also coming at a good time for me, because I’ve got a lot more experience now.”
The Rivers Angels striker, who is also a senior international back home, is the only surviving member of the present squad at Germany 2010, after making his debut World Cup appearance at the age of 15 in that tournament.
Her experience has being vital for the squad in the ongoing campaign, having scored three times, all from the bench- including the one with her first touch in the group stage win against England.
But she feels she has few unfulfilled missions to get straight down to when the two nations lock horns in Montreal tomorrow.
Uchechi added: “I usually score a lot of goals with my head but I haven’t got one in Canada yet. Maybe it’ll come on Sunday.
“The only thing that’s in my mind is that I can’t lose two finals, and both of them to Germany. We’ve got to win this Sunday. I don’t care how. And we’re going to do it too.”