Coach of Nigeria’s Falconets, Peter Dedevbo admits the 6-nil loss to Japan was an embarrassing result but promises the girls will bounce back in subsequent matches at the FIfa Under 20 women’s world cup.
The Falconets who were finalists in the last edition, fell to a humiliating loss in their opener in Papau New Guinea.
Dedevbo accepts his team paid the price of a poor showing against the Asians.
He assures the Falconets will correct their mistakes against Canada on Wednesday.
Canada were also thrashed 5-nil by Spain in their Group B opener.
In other matches, Ghana’s Black Satellites suffered a heartbreaking loss to New Zealand in their opening Group C match.
Heavyweights France and USA played out a hard-fought goalless draw.
Reigning champions, Germany kicked off their campaign with a 3-1 win over Venezuela while Mexico secured a 2-nil victory over Korea Republic.