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Friday, 15 September 2017

Falconets face Tanzania in Benin City

Nigeria’s women’s Under-20 team face their counterparts from Tanzania at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin, on Saturday in the first leg of their 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifier.
The Falconets have qualified for every edition of the competition since making their debut in 2004.

After a first round exit at the last edition in Papua New Guinea, the Falconets are hoping to bounce back to reckoning with a win over the Tanzanians.

The Tanzanians, who have never qualified for the World Cup at that level, will host the second leg on September 30.

The winners of the tie over two legs will face either Morocco or Senegal in the next round of the qualifiers.


Two teams will emerge from the African qualifiers to represent the continent at the competition, which is scheduled for August 5 to 24, 2018 in France.

The Falconets failed to go past the group stage in Papua New Guinea after finishing as runners-up in 2010 and 2014. They were also quarter-finalists in 2004, 2006 and 2008, and semi-finalists in 2012.
Christopher Danjuma, who was announced as coach of the team three weeks ago, relies on the bulk of players from the U-17 team, who participated in the 2016 U-17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan. The team has Rasheedat Ajibade, Cynthia Aku, Oluwakemi Famuditi, Joy Duru and Gloria Ogbonna.
The coach believes these players would help his team overcome the Tanzanians on Saturday.

“I believe their experience coupled with the good training we have had in Abuja before coming to Benin for the match would certainly give us the edge against Tanzania,” Danjuma said.

“We have told the girls how important it is for us to win very well on Saturday. The good thing is that Nigeria remains one of the strongest teams at this level and we hope to continue with the same tradition of winning our matches come Saturday.”

Meanwhile, the Edo State Government has said the match would be free to fans.

In a release on Friday, the state governor, Godwin Obaseki, said the decision was made to attract more supporters to the stadium to cheer the Falconets to victory.

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