Super Falconets head coach, Chris Danjuma, says his U20 girls are battle-ready to take on Cameroon in the second leg of their fourth-round fixture on Saturday, February 5th.
The match takes place at the MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja, 4 pm Nigeria time, as the race for this year’s FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup finals heats up.
Both teams battled to a scoreless draw in a gritty encounter at the Stade Reunification in Douala on Saturday, January 22nd.
Danjuma said: “We have no choice but to go all out for goals. The Cameroonian team is strong, but we have worked hard since returning from the first leg in Douala and am confident my girls will get the job done.”
Saturday’s encounter will be the first international match at the MKO Abiola National Stadium since the 2016 Women Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between the Super Falcons and the Senior Women Team of Senegal in April 2016.
It is also the first of many crucial matches for Nigeria at the arena in the next few months, including the first leg of the 2022 Women AFCON final qualifying fixture between the Super Falcons and the Lady Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire and the return leg of the 2022 FIFA World Cup play-off round between the Super Eagles and the Black Stars of Ghana.
The Falconets require only the minimum win to reach the final qualifying round, where they will square up with the winner between Morocco and Senegal for a place in the finals in Costa Rica in August this year.
Togolese official, Vincentia Amedome, has been appointed by CAF as the referee. Amedome will be assisted by compatriot Abra Agbedanou (assistant referee 1); Ghanaian Doris Essuman Darko (assistant referee 2) and yet another Togolese Edoh Kindedji (fourth official). The match commissioner is Aisha Nalule from Uganda, while Ghanaian Emmanuella Grace Aglago will serve as referee assessor.