Nigeria U20 Women’s national team, the Falconets have defeated Burundi 1-0 in their opening leg of the FIFA U20 Women’s World qualification.
On Sunday, the game was held at Tanzania’s Azam Stadium Complex in Dar es Salaam.
Nigeria will host the second leg of the 2024 U-20 Women’s World Cup, which will be held in Colombia.
Despite coach Christopher Danjuma’s best efforts, Janet Akekoromowei of Asisat Oshoala Academy in Lagos scored a penalty goal in the first half to give Nigeria all three points away from home.
coached Falconets to score more goals in the second stanza, but it was in vain as the Burundians maintained their position.
With this outcome, Nigeria is now more likely than Burundi to qualify for the world football festival in Colombia.
The second leg of the match is scheduled for Saturday, January 20, 2024, at Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.
Later in the year, in Colombia, the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup finalist will be determined by the victor of the two legs.
Since the competition began as the FIFA U-19 Women’s Championship in 2002 in Canada, Nigeria has qualified for all but one of the events; in that competition, Nigeria lost in the preliminary round.