Nigeria’s Falconets are feeling no pressure as they get set to complete the rout of Central Africa Republic (CAR) girls in the return leg of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup Costa Rica 2022 at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena this evening.
The Falconets who walloped their opponents 7-0 in the first leg flew into Lagos on Monday from Abuja ahead of the match, and on arrival had a little rest before heading straight to business as Coach Christopher Danjuma and his assistants drilled the girls in a two- hour intense training session at the Legacy Pitch of the National Stadium, Surulere.
Despite the Falconets’ comprehensive 7-0 win in Duoala, Danjuma insists his girls will not be complacent when they face the central African side.
Forward Mercy Idoko, with a brace, and Esther Onyenezide, Joy Jerry, Deborah Abiodun, Taiwo Lawal and Yena Adoo accounted for the trouncing of the Central African Republic girls at the Stade Japome de Douala.
Once done with the first-round task, the Falconets will have a date with the winner of the fixture involving Egypt’s U20 girls and their Democratic Republic of Congo counterparts.
The first leg in Cairo ended 1-1, with the return leg in Kinshasa on Saturday.
Meanwhile, CAF has appointed Nafissa Sani from the Niger Republic as referee for the tie which starts at 4pm.
She will be assisted by her compatriot Hawa Douno Moussa (assistant referee 1), Prisca Danielle Ta (Cote d’Ivoire; second assistant) and another Nigerien, Zouwaira Souley as fourth official.