Colombia U-20 Qualifier: Falconets battles Tanzania for World Cup ticket

Colombia U-20 Qualifier: Falconets battles Tanzania for World Cup ticket

Team Nigeria U-20 Women team the Falconets are rearing to go after arriving in Dar es Salaam for their FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifying third round first leg clash against Tanzania.

The delegation was received on arrival by officials of the Nigeria High Commission, led by the High Commissioner, Hamisu Umar Takalmawa.

The team, comprised of 19 players, technical crew members, and officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), made the trip to Dar es Salaam for the third-round contest.

Our Girl will lock horns with the hosts at the Azam Sports Complex on Sunday.

Eswatini referee Letticia Antonnela Viana will officiate the match and will be assisted by Patricia Mkaliph (assistant referee 1), and  Siphiwayikosi Nxumalo (assistant referee 2). Nothando Nkhumane will be the fourth official.

The Falconets' arrival was announced on the Super Falcons' official X handle.

“Our @thenff sisters, Falconets are in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. What’s your prediction against Tanzania on Sunday,” the post reads.

The return leg will be at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja, Nigeria on November 19.

Rachel Nzigire from the Democratic Republic of Congo will be the referee, with Ngarassoum Victorine as assistant referee 1. Rachel’s compatriots Carine Puazi and Carine Ampur will be assistant referee 2 and fourth official respectively, with Christine Ziga from Ghana as match commissioner.

The Falconets have participated in every edition of the

FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. The 2024 edition of the competition will be hosted by Colombia from August 31 to September 22.

The first edition of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup was hosted by Canada in 2002.