For the first time since debuting in the tournament almost 20 years ago, the falconets won all group games while conceding only a single goal after defeating the Canadians 3 goals to 1 at at the Estadio Alajuela Morera Soto on Thursday
Before the victory over the canadian, Coach Chris Danjuma’s ladies had relied on late goals to secure slim 1-0 wins over France and the Korea Republic but the game against Canada was a completely different ball game especially with the Canadian girls that drawing the first blood, albeit from an error in the Falconets’ defence.
However, two goals from the penalty spot by Esther Onyenezide and another goal in the second half by Chioma Olise saw the Falconets cruise to their biggest win so far in the ongoing tournament in Costa Rica.
Before the game, Head Coach Chris Danjuma said his girls would seek to win even though they had already booked their place in the last eight.
For him, it was important for the Falconets to sustain their winning mentality following hard-fought victories over France and Korea Republic.
And that precisely was what the Falconets did on the day.