Nigeria’s U20 Girls, Falconets will fly into the city of Douala today ahead of a FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup, fourth round, first leg encounter against their Cameroonian counterparts, scheduled for Saturday, 22nd January at the Stade Japoma.
This fixture, being the penultimate round of the qualification series, is guaranteed to produce fireworks in both legs, with the eternal rivalry between Nigeria and Cameroon being the strongest undertone in the narrative.
Two-time World Cup silver medallists Nigeria joined the qualifying race at the second round, but have already logged a 15-goal haul, including a 4-0 trouncing of hosts Republic of Congo in Brazzaville in the third round that persuaded the Congolese to jettison the plan to fly to Lagos for the return leg.
Coach Chris Danjuma has again stuck to his regulars in a 23-woman squad led by captain Oluwatosin Demehin that will travel by Asky Airline and arrive in Cameroon’s commercial capital this evening.
The return leg will take place at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Lagos on Saturday, 5th February.
Others in the squad include Monle Oyono, Inyene Etim, Omowunmi Oshobukola, Rofiat Imuran, Jumoke Alani and Motunrayo Ezekiel, Oluwabunmi Oladeji and Oluchi Ohaegbulem
Also in the team are Bashirat Amoo, Esther Onyenezide, Yina Adoo, Chidinma Ogbuchi (FC Robo Queens); Chinyere Kalu, Anuoluwapo Salisu, Joy Jerry, Mercy Idoko, Flourish Sebastine, Taiwo Lawal, Precious Vincent, Blessing Okpe and Blessing Nkor.