With a harvest of 13 goals from their two matches so far, in which they bagged maximum six points, Nigeria’s Falconets are looking forward to another goal haul against their counterparts from Burkina Faso in Kumasi on Sunday.
The two-time World Cup silver-medallists are determined to take the wind off the sails of the Burkina Faso dames when both teams clash at the WAFU B U20 Women Championship inside the Paa Joe Stadium.
Burkina Faso’s U20 girls turned back their counterparts from Niger Republic 8-0, only three days after the Falconets had trashed the same team 7-0.
Both Nigeria and Burkina Faso have reached the tournament’s semi-finals, but the Falconets will insist on drawing the line between themselves and the fellow West African girls when the chips are down.
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Both teams commence hostilities at the Paa Joe Stadium at 4pm, with Togo and Niger Republic also doing the same business from the same time at the Baba Yara Stadium.
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s U-16 boys, otherwise known as Future Eagles, yesterday departed the country’s shores to participate in this year’s Dream Cup Invitational Tournament.
The team has had two phases of camping in the Federal Capital, Abuja in the past two months, during which it had won seven of its eight friendly matches and lost only one.
Nigeria will confront host nation Japan, The Netherlands and USA in the Dream Cup Invitational Tournament, taking place 31 May – 5 June. The Future Eagles will take on The Netherlands in the opening fixture of the tourney.