We'll Wipe Nigerians' TearsWe'll Wipe Nigerians' Tears

MEMBERS of Nigeria's Women U-20 team, the Falconets, have pledged to return smiles on the faces of their compatriots by winning the trophy of FIFA U-20 World Cup at the expense of host, Germany, in the final of the competition, Germany 2010.
On Thursday, Nigeria beat Colombia by a lone goal in the first semifinal of the competition setting a stage for the final against Germany, which had earlier on Thursday whipped South Korea 5-1, in Bielefeld tomorrow.
''I know Nigerians will be proud of what we have done but we have to do more and win the cup, that way we can only say we have been able to do something special in this tournament,'' said team captain, Joy Jegede.
Helen Ukaonu observes that losing the final to Germany could amount to wasted efforts.
''It's a long time a Nigerian team wins a FIFA World Cup, the Eaglets did it three years ago in South Korea and we can do it as well,'' she said.
Her team mate, Desire Oparanozie says what the Falconets need at this stage is the moral support of Nigerians worldwide.
''We are determined to win the cup for Nigerians, it is a bright chance to make Nigerians smile and to tell cynics that there is still hope for football in the country''
Both Nigeria and Germany are the only unbeaten teams of the ongoing Germany 2010 FIFA U-20 Women World Cup.