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Peter Dedevbo's ladies will hope to make history against Maren Meinert’s side as the Africans seek to carry on their blistering form in revenge of 2010 final defeat to the Germans

Nigeria will attempt to record an epic ending at the Fifa U20 Women's World Cup against a German team they lost 2-0 to at the final of Germany 2010 on Sunday.

After Asisat Oshoala’s four-goals helped coach Peter Dedevbo’s team to a formidable 6-2 success over Korea DPR, it has set up the Nigerian side with a lot of confidence.
 
The Falconets' victory over the Koreans was the biggest win ever in the semi-finals of the competition and it saw Oshoala become only the third player to score four goals in a match in the history of the competition.

The ruthless Nigerians will anticipate continuing on their impressive habit of scoring early to overun their opponents with their combined strength and speed.

Having lost out to the Germans at the quarter-final in Thailand 2004 which they went on to win, the Falconets need outstanding displays if they are to avoid a repeat of the 2010 final.

In his pre-match thoughts, Dedevbo has charged his team to replicate their imposing quarter-final and semi-final early-scoring feats to disorganize the Germans.

Dedevbo said the presence of Rivers Angels star Asisat Oshoala will be the greatest difference for the Africans against the two-time winners.

“Whenever you score early it always gives you confidence and knocks the opposition off balance. We’re in the final now and we’re not scared of anyone," Dedevbo said.

If you want to win big things, you need to keep your wits about you on the pitch and have a player who can make the difference,” he noted.
 
Germany, meanwhile, have no injury concern and will no doubt provide a stern test for the Nigerians' early goals after they have consistently found the back of the net in the last ten minutes in four of their five games at Canada 2014 so far.

It goes without saying that the Germans will be keeping a close eye on the free-scoring Falconets to avert a back-to-back final defeat after 1-0 loss to USA in 2012.

Meinert’s side have a stranglehold in their previous encounters with oppositions, having to achieve that, they will almost certainly bank on Meike Kamper's stunning form and will hope to contain the enormous threat posed by the lethal Oshoala as they seek to win their third ever-final.

The African powerhouse will seek to upset all odds in conquering the European giants to win their first World Cup trophy.

Canadian referee Carol Anne Chenard will be assisted by Marie Charbonneau, Suzanne Morisset, Michelle Pye to officiate the final match.

The encounter between Nigeria and Germany comes up by 7pm on Sunday August 24 which is 12am midnight Nigerian time on Monday.

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