Ajibade Takes Consolation In Quarter-final Feat

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Nigeria's Rasheedat Ajibade vies for the ball with Haiti's Ruthny Mathurin during the Women World Cup U20 football match Haiti against Nigeria on August 9, 2018 at the Marville stadium in Saint-Malo, north-western France. (Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP) (Photo credit should read CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Nigeria’s female youth national team, Falconets assistant captain, Rasheedat Ajibade has taken consolation from the side’s loss to Spain with the fact that she and her colleagues were able to at least reach the quarter-finals at this year’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in France.

Although the FC Robo of Lagos attacker admitted she was totally disappointed with Thursday’s 2-1 loss, she reasoned that being able captain the team in some other matches to the last eight was also no mean feat.

Consequently, though Ajibade, who was the Falconets’ stand-in captain for two group matches during the competition, said it was massively disappointing to lose to Spain, she is taking positives from individual gains for her and her colleagues.

Ajibade took to her Twitter handle to express her disappointment over the team’s loss, but interjected that that they have to leave it to God for compensation and consolation.

“In God we trust, united we stand.Competitive game that we narrowly lost against Spain. Hurts deep. But I am grateful to have captained Team Nigeria and proud we reached the Q-finals.

“Thank you all for the support.#Togetherwearestronger#RA08#U20WWC,” Ajibade tweeted.

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