BY GODWIN AIKIGBE
Nigeria’s Super Falconets on Thursday had their first training session at the practice pitch of Peter Makomba Stadium, Polokwane city, South Africa, preparatory to Saturday’s FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup qualifying tie involving both countries.
The session held at 3pm local time as the Chris Danjuma’s fine-tune tactics for the first leg of the final round of qualification starting at 2pm Nigerian time at same venue .
To reach this stage, the Falconets overwhelmed their counterparts from Tanzania 9-0 on aggregate, before sending Morocco’s impressive U20 girls packing 6-2 after two legs while the South African girls shot past Namibia and Burundi.
Coach Chris Danjuma told thenff.com on Tuesday that his charges, who departed Nigeria on Wednesday night aboard a South African Airways flight from Lagos, are prepared to take the game to the South Africans in Polokwane.
“We have been working very hard at training for some weeks now, and we are very focused on earning the World Cup ticket. Of course, we understand that the South Africans would be tougher opposition than our previous opponents.
“We are ready for them. Our eyes are on the ticket to France.”
The 9th FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup finals will hold in five cities in France 7th – 26th August later this year.