U20 WWCQ: Falconets depart for Tanzania


Nigeria’s women U20 team, the Falconets, on Thursday night left the shores of the country for Tanzania to keep a date with the Tanzania U20 women team for the second leg game.

It will be recalled that the Tanzanian women team got walloped 3-0 by Nigeria in the first leg tie at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium in Benin City a fortnight ago, thereby having a comfortable lead going into the second leg.

A contingent of 18 players and eight technical and backroom staff, led by NFF Executive Committee member, Babagana Kalli, departed from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Thursday night aboard an Ethiopian Airline flight. They are scheduled to connect Dar es Salaam from Addis Ababa in the early hours of Friday.

Team coach Chris Danjuma, is confident of going past the Tanzania hurdle.

According to Danjuma: “We won the first leg 3-0 but that does not mean we will rest on our oars.

“We should have won more comfortably but threw away a number of chances.

“The truth is we have to be more clinical in front of goal. After the first leg, we have worked on some areas that we realized needed serious attention, and I have confidence that we will get a handsome result in Dar es Salaam” he told thenff.com

The winner of this tie will face either Morocco or Senegal in the next qualifying round.

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