Nigeriaâ€™s U-20 women soccer team says it is approaching its second leg World Cup qualifier against Zimbabwe with caution despite carrying a 3-nil victory in the first leg played a fortnight ago.
The Young Falconets arrived in the country this Thursday afternoon ahead of Sundayâ€™s encounter with Zimbabweâ€™s Young Mighty Warriors at Rufaro Stadium.
Speaking shortly after their arrival at the Harare International Airport Nigeriaâ€™s Technical Director, Emmanuel Ikpeme said they are not taking their opponents lightly despite carrying a comfortable lead.
â€œWhen Zimbabwe came to Nigeria, we beat them 3- nil, so we are saying that since we are now in their territory, anything can happen. Nothing can stop them from beating us by the same scoreline. So we are taking this game as serious as we did in the first leg,â€ said Ikpeme.
The Young Falconets brought in a 33 member delegation, with no changes made to the 18 member squad that clashed with the Young Mighty Warriors a fortnight ago.
With a 3 goal advantage, the West Africans need to avoid a defeat of more than 3 goals to progress to the next round of qualifiers.
The Young Mighty Warriors however need to score at least four goals without reply to stay in contention for a World Cup place.