It will be recalled that Danjuma steered the Nigerian girls to the last eight of last year’s World Cup in Costa Rica.
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Riding high as the top team of Group C following 1-0 wins over France and Canada has thrown the Falconets into the harshest spot of the klieglights, but Head Coach Chris Danjuma Musa says his girls have their feet firmly on the ground as they confront the North Americans for another three points.
Nigeria has never missed a FIFA U20 Women’s Championship since the competition began as an U19 Championship in Canada 20 years ago.
The teams battled to a scoreless draw in a tough and gritty encounter at the Stade Reunification in Douala on Saturday, 22nd January.
The Falconets, runners-up at the FIFA World Cup in 2010 and 2014, were drawn bye to the second round, and will now confront the U20 girls of the Central African Republic in the first leg scheduled for 23-25 September, with the return leg in Nigeria between 7th and 9th of October.
Paul Aigbogun’s wards were forced to a 1-1 draw by their counterparts from Burkina Faso in their opening match of the men’s football event on Friday, while Chris Danjuma’s Falconets took no prisoners, hammering South Africa’s Basetsana 3-0 in their first match on Saturday
Flying Eagles’ head coach, Chris Danjuma, has described as utter falsehood and a cluster of esoteric jargons, a story in one online publication on Wednesday that an official of his team claimed players and officials were not paid their entitlements before and during the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup finals in France.
Nigeria will reach the competition’s knockout stages for the seventh time in nine editions if they avoid defeat against the Chinese at the Stade de Clos Gastel.
Nigeria’s Falconets will on Monday battle their German counterparts in the opening match of Group D of the 9th FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup in France.
A contingent of 25 players and 11 officials, led by Nigeria Football Federation’s Assistant Director (Technical), Siji Lagunju, a former Nigeria international, and including Head Coach Chris Danjuma and his assistants – Wemimo Mathew, Mansur Abdullahi, Lateef Yusuf and Precious Dede – departed from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja aboard an Air France flight on Friday night, and transited through Paris and Munich before arriving in Tirol
The list of players expected in the team’s Abuja camp on Thursday includes Rasheedat Ajibade, top scorer for the Falconets in the qualifying series, as well as goalkeeper Onyinyechukwu Okeke.
The Draw Ceremony falls on the occasion of the International Women’s Day
According to a statement on NFF website on Tuesday, Chris Danjuma, coach of the team led the players and other officials from Abuja this morning to the ancient city.
Danjuma told the News Agency of Nigeria after the team’s morning training session at the National stadium, Abuja that preparations for the match were in top gear, adding that playing first at home would boost the team’s morale.
Two-time FIFA World Cup runners-up Falconets will entertain their Tanzanian counterparts in Nigeria on September 16, with both teams to conclude the first round fixture on September 30 in Dar es Salaam.