Canada-Nigeria: Quotes

Ngozi Uche, Nigeria coach I said yesterday that we needed to take this game seriously and we did, as did Canada. I'm pleased we were able to win the match. We lost our composure following our opening game against France. It won't happen against next time.

Carolina Morace, Canada coach My team worked very hard today. It was a tough match. We played some good football and the team did everything I told them to. We had a chance in the first minute but the ball just didn't want to go in. The first half was pretty even. In the second half we dominated but Nigeria scored the goal.

Stella Mbachu, Nigeria forward and player of the match I'm delighted to receive the player of the match award, but it's not a first for me. I was voted player of the match in our 2007 World Cup match against Sweden too.