Colombia 2024: Nineteen Falconets called-up for Tanzania match

Christopher Danjuma, head Coach of Nigeria’s Under 20 football team, the Falconets has invited 19 players for  the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup second round, first leg qualifying match against Tanzanian.

The match would be played on Nov. 12 at the Azam Sports Complex in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 3pm Tanzania time (1pm Nigeria time)

The 2022 FIFA World Cup quarter-finalists have been in camp in Abuja for more than two weeks.

The Falconets will take on the Tanzanian girls on Nov. 19 for the return leg at the MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.

The winner on aggregate would progress to the third round of the race to Colombia in 2024.

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Nigeria qualified for the third round following the withdrawal of Mauritius from the qualifiers.

After the Tanzania fixture, the Falconets will have one round to go before the qualification for the world cup in Colombia in September 2024.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) appointed Letticia Antonella Viana from e-Swatini as referee for the match and her compatriots Patricia Mkhaliph.

Others are Siphiwayikhosi Nxumalo and Nothando Nkhumane as assistant referee 1, assistant referee 2 and fourth official, while Kenyan Margaret Omondi will serve as match commissioner.

Rachel Nzigire from Democratic Republic of Congo will be the center referee for the second leg, with Ngarassoum Victorine as assistant referee 1.

Rachel’s compatriots, Carine Puazi and Carine Ampur will be assistant referee 2 and fourth official, with Christine Ziga from Ghana as match commissioner.

The Full List

Goalkeepers: Anderline Mgbechi, Delta Queens, Shukura Bakare, Nasarawa Amazons and  Faith Omilana, Naija Ratels.

Defenders: Oluchi Ohaegbulem, Nasarawa Amazons, Comfort Folorunsho, Edo Queens, Rihanat Kasali, Bayelsa Queens, Jumoke Alani, Edo Queens, Shukurat Oladipo, FC Robo Queens and  Semilore Oladeji,Naija Ratels.

Midfielders: Adoo Yina, Nasarawa Amazons, Taiwo Afolabi, Delta Queens,  Shola Shobowale, Nasarawa Amazons,  Aminat Folorunsho, Rivers Angels and Chioma Olise, Edo Queens.

Forwards: Opeyemi Ajakaye, FC Robo Queens, Judith Okah, Remo Queens, Chiamaka Okwuchukwu, Rivers Angels,  Chisom Chima,  Bayelsa Queens and Janet Akekoromowei, Asisat Academy.

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