2022 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Qualifier: Falconets Battle Congo Today In Brazzaville
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By Ebube Dike
Nigeria’s National U-20 Female team, the Falconets will today, Sunday, December 5, take on their Congo counterpart for a place in the last qualifying race for the 2022 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup slated for Costa Rica.
The match will on inside 33 000 capacity Stade Alphonse Massamba Debat Stadium.
The Nigerian delegate arrived the capital of Republic of Congo, Brazzaville on Friday ahead of their 2022 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup African qualification first leg, third round clash with the Congo U-20 girls.
The contingent of 23 players and officials arrived the Congolese capital about mid-day on Friday, aboard an Ethiopia Airline flight from Addis Ababa. The delegation is quartered at the Hotel Saint Francois de Paula in Brazzaville.
Officials confirmed that the Falconets, two-time runners-up at the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup and one-time semi finalists, will have the official training at the match venue on Saturday evening.
To reach this stage, the Falconets walloped their counterparts from the Central African Republic 11-0 on aggregate, while Congo’s U20 Girls prevailed 4-2 over Egypt on aggregate.
Matches will be played from Friday 3 to Monday 6 December for the third qualifying round first leg of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Costa Rica 2022
After two thrilling rounds, the race for qualification is halfway through.
CAF confirmed that the new stage will mark the imminence of results and only two teams will represent the continent at next year’s world cup.
The first leg of the third round will take place this weekend and the return leg is scheduled two weeks later.
The second leg between Nigeria and Congo comes up at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Lagos on Saturday, 18th December.