Johannesburg - The FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup African final
qualifying match between Nigeria’s Falconets and the Basetsana of South Africa
will now take place in South Africa on Sunday.
Earlier slated for Saturday, the match has been moved at the
instance of the South African Football Association, but the venue still remains
the Makhulong Stadium in Tembisa (outside Johannesburg), and the match will
still kick off at 3pm.
NFF Executive Committee member Ibrahim Musa Gusau, who is
also Chairman of Chairmen, will lead the delegation that will be made up of 18
players and 10 technical/backroom staff.
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Falconets’ Head Coach, Peter Dedevbo, said on Wednesday that
his girls are ready for the big battle, with the fixture delicately poised at
2-1 in favour of Nigeria.
“We wanted to win big in the first leg, but it didn’t
happen. Sunday is another day to look for a big win. The fact that we are
playing away from home matters little to us.
“Papua New Guinea is a destination for the Falconets next
year. Nigeria has never missed any FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup and we will not
Chinwendu Ihezuo scored after the half hour to put Nigeria
ahead and the Falconets then benefitted from an own goal by a Basetsana
defender in the first leg. However, a late penalty handed Basetsana a crucial
Dedevbo added: “We will play with our hearts, with
confidence and discipline. We have forgotten entirely about the first leg
result, because we know we have to win in South Africa.”For
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