Nigeria’s under-20 feminine nationwide group is thru to the fourth and ultimate spherical of the FIFA U20 Ladies World Cup qualifiers after beating Tanzania 3-2 on combination.
The Falconets pressured the Tanzanians to a 1-1 attract Dar es Salaam final week and secured a 2-1 victory on the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja on Sunday to take one other step in direction of qualifying for Colombia 2024.
The Nigerian women have been the favourites for the win, and their early dominance paid off within the fifteenth minute when Janet Aikekoromowei pounced on an Opeyemi Ajakaye help handy the house facet the lead.
However the Tanzanians have been courageous of their strategy, and 5 minutes later, Jamila Rajani Mnunduka levelled for the guests from a goalmouth scramble.
The objective took little away from the Falconets’ confidence, although, and Ajakaye thought she had her group again in entrance within the twenty fifth minute after hitting the web however her effort was dominated out for offside.
The primary half ended with the 2 sides on levelled phrases, however Nigeria edged again in entrance on the hour mark. Consolation Folorunsho received the Falconets again forward when she met Shobowale Olushola’s cross with a agency header.
Nigeria had extra probabilities to increase their lead, however Ajakaye and Chiamaka Okwuchukwu missed from shut ranges.
Nevertheless, Nigeria held on for the win and can face Burundi within the final spherical, with the winner of that conflict securing a spot at Colombia 2024.