Nigeria’s women U-20 side, the Falconets jetted out of the country Wednesday night to Douala, the capital of Cameroon where they are to battle the Central Africa Republic (CAR) in the qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup finals.
After several weeks of camping in Abuja, the Head Coach of the team, Christopher Danjuma has picked 23 players for the match scheduled for Saturday, September 26, in the City of Douala.
Africa’s football governing body, CAF has not approved any stadium facility in the Central African Republic as being good enough to host an international match – this has forced the country’s national teams to adopt other nations as ‘home ground’.
Falconets have played in every edition of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup since the competition was launched as an U19 tournament in Canada in 2022, winning the silver medals in 2010 in Germany and in 2014 in Canada, and were semi-finalists in 2012 in Japan.
The girls from the Central African Republic reached this stage of the qualifiers after Equatorial Guinea’s U20 girls withdrew from their preliminary fixture scheduled for last month.