The Nigeria’s Falconets has arrived in Benin City ahead of Saturday’s 2018 FIFA Under
20 Women’s World Cup qualifying match against their counterparts from Tanzania.
Falconets Head coach, Chris Danjuma, says the team is optimistic of a victory against Tanzania in the twenty- eighteen FIFA World Cup qualifier scheduled for Benin.
Speaking after the team’s Tuesday morning training session at the National stadium, Abuja, Danjuma, said playing the first leg match in Nigeria would boost the players morale to win the matchy.
Nigeria finished as runners –up at the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup in 2010 and 2014, and also reached the quarter finals in 2004, 2006 and 2008, and the semi finals in 2012. The 9th FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup will be staged in four cities in France, 7th – 26th August 2018.
The Tanzanian Under 20 Women delegation is expected to fly into Abuja on Thursday and proceed to Benin City the same day. The second leg will take place in Dar es Salaam on 30th September, with the winner on aggregate to tackle the winner of the Morocco/Senegal in the second round coming up in November.
Meawnwhile, the Confederation of African Football has appointed Vincentia Enyonam Amedome from Togo as referee for Saturday’s match.
She will be assisted by compatriots Kossiwa Kpadenou (Assistant 1), Abra Sitsope Agbedanou (Assistant 2) and Aissata Ameyo Amegee (Fourth Official). The match commissioner is Rochell Woodson from Liberia.