Nigeria’s U20 girls, Falconets, will on Saturday take
on their South African counterparts in the first leg of
the final round of African qualifying race for this year’s
FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup finals.
The 9th FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup finals will hold
in five cities in France 7th – 26th August 2018.
To reach this stage, the Falconets overwhelmed their
counterparts from Tanzania 9-0 on aggregate, before
sending Morocco’s impressive U20 girls packing 6-2
after two legs.
The South African girls shot past Namibia and Burundi,
and the reward for them is a two –leg battle with
rivals Nigeria, with the opening leg at the Peter
Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Saturday, starting
from 3pm South African time (2pm Nigeria time).
Coach Chris Danjuma told thenff.com on Tuesday that
his charges, who depart Nigeria on Wednesday night
aboard a South African Airways flight from Lagos, are
prepared to take the game to the South Africans in
“We have been working very hard at training for some
weeks now, and we are very focused on earning the
World Cup ticket. Of course, we understand that the
South Africans would be tougher opposition than our
“We are ready for them. Our eyes are on the ticket to