FIFA U20 World Cup Qualifiers: Falconets Push Closer To Tourney With A 1-0 Win Against Burundi

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Nigeria’s U-20 national team edged to a narrow 1-0 win over Burundi at the Azam Stadium in Dar es Salaam to claim a first-leg advantage in the race for the 2024 FIFA U20 World Cup in Colombia. Janet Akeroromowei, who plays for Asisat Oshoala Academy in Lagos netted the game’s only goal in the first half to hand the Falconets a crucial win away from home in the fourth-round tie against the East Africans.

Both teams will meet again in Abuja in six days, with the Falconets needing to avoid defeat to book their spot at Colombia 2024. With the first leg result, the Falconets put themselves in a promising position for the qualification to the U20 Women’s World Cup.

Nigeria has appeared at every edition of the U20 World Cup; finishing as runners-up in 2010 and 2014. The young Nigerian ladies are the most successful African nation at the World Cup. Four teams will represent Africa at the World Cup.

In another fourth-round tie, Morocco placed one foot in the World Cup with a 2-0 win over Ethiopia. They will need to protect that lead when they travel to Addis Ababa next weekend. Earlier on Saturday, Ghana U20 girls did their World Cup hopes a universe of good as they secured a 2-0 win over Senegal away from home. On Friday, Cameroon’s u20 team soared to a thrilling 4-2 victory over Egypt and will look to complete the job on home soil in the second leg.

 

 

 

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