Nigeria’s Falconets will today begin their race to the FIFA U-20 World Cup with a game against the Central African Republic.
The Falconets who are Africa’s most successful team at the Women’s World Cup will play the Central African Republic at their adopted home ground in Douala, Cameroon.
The Central African Republic was forced to play in neighboring countries because the Confederation of African Football, CAF did not approve any of their stadia as being fit for international competitions.
The Falconets have played in every edition of the FIFA age-group World Cup since the competition began, winning the silver medals in 2010 and 2014 and were semi-finalists in 2012 in Japan.
The FIFA 2022 U-20 women’s world cup will hold in Costa Rica.
Reporting by Christy Dashe, Editing by Tola Oguneye