Nigeria Qualify For 2016 FIFA U-20 Women World Cup

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Updated November 8, 2015

falconets-NigeriaNigeria’s Falconets have qualified for the 2016 FIFA Under-20 World Cup, following a 1-0 victory over South Africa on Sunday.

Nigeria dominated the early exchanges and it was no surprise when striker, Chinwendu Ihezuo, scored from a pull-out by defender Mary Ologbosere in the 16th minute, to increase the Falconets’ aggregate advantage to 3-1.

The Falconets had secured a 2-1 victory against the South African side in the first leg of the game in Nigeria.

In the Sunday game, South Africa continued to fight, but the Falconets held on till the end, and will be one of Africa’s two flag bearers at 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Papua, New Guinea.

Nigeria have always qualified for the tournament since its inception, finishing as runners up in 2010 and 2014.