By Harry Awurumibe, Editor, Abuja Bureau
Even as the first leg match of the African qualifiers for the 2021 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup between Nigeria and Burkina Faso has not been played, the Head Coach of the national U-20 women’s football team, the Falconets, Moses Aduku has expressed his desire to lift the trophy in Costa Rica.
The world football governing body few days ago announced the postponement of the competition which was earlier slated for Costa Rica and Panama later this year to 2021.
Nigeria’s Falconets were about to play Burkina Faso in the first leg of the first round of African qualifiers in Ouagadugu last March but the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus pandemic stopped the tie just as World and Continental football activities are still suspended.
But Coach Aduku who spoke to a private radio station, Brila Sports 88.9FM monitored by PromptNews is dreaming of winning the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup trophy with the Falconets in Costa Rica.
Said he, “my dream is to be the Best Coach of the next FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup final. I want to be the Best Coach and I want to lead the Falconets to do what they have not been able to do. I want to win the World Cup this time with the team. This is what I want to achieve”.
The Technical Adviser of Nigeria’s elite club, Bayelsa Queens FC also said that he has started to work towards achieving his dream by introducing the philosophy of hardwork to the present group of Falconets players.
“I have introduced my own philosophy of football to the Falconets. Any player who has been opportuned to work with me know what I stand for and that is hardwork, hardwork and hardwork. It means that you have to be ready to go the extra mile to achieve the desired results”, Coach Aduku stated.
The grassroot coach argued that the above work ethics was responsible for his achievements so far in women’s football especially his winning of the Nigerian Women Premier Leaque (NWPL).
He said, ” I have lifted the NWPL trophy and I will also want to win the Aiteo Cup (Women’s Challenge Cup). I have not won it before and l believe I can win many more trophies in the nearest future including the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in the next championship”.