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2016 U-20 Women's World Cup: Falconets face Canada

By The Citizen

Falconets coach  Peter Dedevbo is expected to  change his starting lineup  for  Wednesday's  Papua New Guinea 2016 FIFA Women's Under-20 World Cup clash  against  Canada in Port Moresby.

Nigeria succumbed  to a 6-0  defeat by   Japan in their first game in the tournament on Sunday to make today's fixture against Canada a must-win  for them.

Sweden-based goalkeeper  Christy Ohiaeriaku  is expected  to replace  Sandra Chiichii in goal, while  Ihuoma Onyebuchi, who came in for Patience Kalu against Japan, gets  a starting role. Joy Bokiri,  who sat out the opening match,  is  expected  to start against Canada.

However,  Ugochi Emenayo, Chinwendu Ihezuo, Yetunde Adeboyejo and Chinaza Uchendu will  retain their starting places in the team.

Dedevbo told the Nigeria Football Federation's official website, 'The focus right now is on how to pick up full  points against Canada.

The lineup against Canada will change and most of the mistakes we made in the first game have been corrected. I remain optimistic that we will do a good job.'