*Charge them to qualify for France
By Oluwole Francis
National Association of Nigeria Professional Footballers (NANPF) under the leadership of Comrade Dahiru Sadi congratulates the nation’s U-20 national team, the Falconets, on their well-deserved away victory in South Africa.
In a statement signed by Comrade Danladi Musa as the Assistant General Ssecretary (Communication), he described the Women’s World Cup qualifier match played at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium South Africa where Nigeria’s Falconets beat hosts South Africa’s Basetsana 0-2 courtesy of Rasheedat Ajibade and Anam Imo’s first half goals. Ajibade Rasheedat have score seven goals in the four matches played so far.
The Nigerians’ 0-2 superlative away victory against the South African’s Basetsana in the first leg of the U20 Women’s World Cup Qualifier will motivate the Falconets in our preparation towards the return match of the 2018 Women’s World Cup qualifier.
NANPF is wishing the cadet national team victory in the return leg match coming up in Benin Edo State on 27th of January 2018. If the Nigerians win on the aggregate, they would be representing Africa at the World Cup final holding in France later in the year.
Nigeria’s Women U-20 national football team, Falconets, before progressing to the final round of FIFA World Cup qualifiers defeated Morocco on 6-2 on aggregate.
Goals from Gift Monday, Rasheedat Ajibade, and Charity Rueben gave the Falconets a 5-1 victory in their last home game in Benin City, the Edo State capital.
The Moroccans put up a good fight and were still in contention before the half-time, but could not cope with the Nigerians who outplayed them totally after the restart.
Coach Christopher Danjuma’s ladies had also beaten Burundi 5-2 on aggregate.
Falconets have played in the World Cup final twice, losing to Germany on both occasions in 2010 and 2014 respectively.