‘We can make it out’ - Nigeria’s Christopher Danjuma upbeat ahead of Haiti clash

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The Falconets bowed to the Germans in their opening game in France but the gaffer is confident about his side's qualification from Group D

Nigeria U20 women coach Christopher Danjuma believes his side can still qualify for the knockout stage of the 2018 Fifa U20 Women’s World Cup despite their 1-0 defeat to Germany.

The African giants crashed to the bottom of Group D log after bowing to Maren Meinert’s ladies no thanks to Stefanie Sanders’ 69th minute strike in their opener in Saint Malo on Monday.

Despite expressing disappointment in their opening loss, the gaffer said he was satisfied with his girls' performance against the Europeans.and is optimistic his girls’ qualification from the group.

“We really worked hard for this match, knowing that Nigeria has played against Germany team thrice and we’ve always come short of victory,” Danjuma told media.

We feel a bit disappointed about the result but I am happy with the performance of the girls because what we worked on really worked out.

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From the way we studied the match, we were switching position because we really didn’t want any particular player to be actually read or understood what we were trying to do.

“With how my girls stood against the German team, I am very confident that we can make it out of this group.”

Nigeria will be aiming to put their World Cup campaign back on track when they face debutants Haiti in their next group D game at the Stade de Marville, Saint Malo on Thursday.

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