Nigeria has been an ever-present at the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup since the competition was launched as an U19 tournament in Canada 21 years ago.
Nigeria’s U-20 female national team, the Falconets, is set to defeat their Tanzanian counterparts in the 2024 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup African qualifier second round, second leg, on Sunday in Abuja.
Both teams played a one-all draw in the first-leg match played at the Azam Sports Complex in Dar es Salaam on November 12.
A statement by Ademola Olajire, Director of Communications at the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), said the Head Coach, Christopher Danjuma, will bank on Olise as well as FIFA U17 World Cup bronze medalist, Opeyemi Ajakaye, to get the goals.
He said that Nigeria has been an ever-present at the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup since the competition was launched as an U19 tournament in Canada 21 years ago.
Olajire said that goalkeeper Anderlin Mgbechi, who kept in Dar es Salaam, is again set to start with another U-17 World Cup bronze medalist,Comfort Folorunsho.
He said she is part of a rearguard led by captain Oluchi Ohaegbulem, which includes Jumoke Alani and Shukurat Oladipo.
Olajire said that small but creative Taiwo Afolabi will lead the midfield, which could also have Adoo Yina and Shola Shobowale.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appointed Rachel Nzigire from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to referee Sunday’s decisive encounter in Nigeria,with Ngarassoum Victorine from Chad as assistant referee one.
Rachel’s compatriots, Carine Puazi and Carine Ampur, will be assistant referees two and four, respectively.
Christine Ziga from Ghana will be the match commissioner.