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Two second goals by Jessie Fleming (50th minute) and Vanessa Gilles (72nd minute) earned the world’s sixth-ranked team victory over the African champions in their first encounter in Vancouver on Friday (Saturday morning in Nigeria). However, Coach Randy Waldrum prosecuted that game with only 14 outfield players, most of whom arrived on the eve of the match due to late issuance of visa from their respective bases.

Two players-defenders Onome Ebi and Glory Ogbonna-were among the contingent that flew out of Nigeria aboard a Lufthansa Airline plane on Tuesday night, and connected a flight from Frankfurt to Vancouver on Wednesday. The other players are to fly direct to Vancouver from their bases in Europe and the American continent.

Besiktas forward Cyle Larin opened the scoring for Canada, before Club Brugge winger Tajon Buchanan doubled their lead just before half time. Reading winger Junior Hoilett then made it 3-0 eight minutes before full time, with Jamaica’s Adrian Mariappa scoring an own goal in injury time to complete an emphatic victory for Canada.

A statement issued by the president of JIFORM, which comprises over 300 journalists covering migration across the continents headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, Ajibola Abayomi, directed interested applicants to log on to www. jiformalert.org to register for the event.

Gbajabiamila, who expressed appreciation for the existing relationships between the two countries, which led to a significant rise in trade, education and technology over the years, however, emphasixed the need for Canada to explore areas of security, cybersecurity, biosafety, energy as well as parliamentary diplomacy to the benefit of both countries.