Nigeria open their FIFA Women’s U-20 World Cup campaign against Germany today in France, with coach Chris Danjuma charging the Falconets to fight to scoop all three points at stake.

“It is a good thing we are meeting Germany in our first match. If you want to be a champion, you have to overcome strong forces on the way.

We are starting the tournament knowing that there is no easy route to the top, and that we have to give our best in every minute of the competition,” said Danjuma.

Brazil were left shell-shocked when less-fancied Mexico beat them three-two in the opening game of the FIFA Under Twenty Women’s World Cup this afternoon in France.