Nigeria’s under-20 women’s team, the Super Falconets, are on the verge of reaching the FIFA World Cup for an unprecedented seventh time as they take on South Africa in Johannesburg on Saturday.
Nigeria visits the Batsesana for the return leg of the final round of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) qualifiers with a 6-0 lead from the first-leg in Abuja.
Nigeria have the best African record on the global U-20 women’s football stage, after emerging runners-up in the 2010 edition in Germany. The West Africans are also the only team in the continent to have reached all finals of the biennial championship since its inception in 2002 (in Canada).
“Our task is to go there and complete the job,” coach of the Nigeria under-20 team, Peter Dedvbo, said before his team’s departure for Johannesburg.
“We are taking the encounter seriously and we are not considering the huge advantage from the first leg. The players are raring to go and are 100% fit.”
The FIFA women’s U-20 World Cup is scheduled for Canada from August 5-24.